Hard vs Symbolic Links

When learning the foundations of coding, it is vital to understand the distinction between hard and symbolic links. While both seem similar on the surface, there are noteworthy differences that will absolutely help in projects down the road.

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Simplified example of hard links (left) and symbolic links (right)

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