184.108.40.206. Save space with a link
When several users need access to the same file or program, when
the original file name is too long or too difficult to remember,
use a symbolic link instead of a separate copy for each user or
Multiple symbolic links may have different names, e.g. a link
may be called monfichier in one user's
directory, and mylink in another's.
Multiple links (different names) to the same file may also occur in
the same directory. This is often done in the /lib directory: when issuing the command
ls -l /lib
you will see that this directory is plenty of links pointing to
the same files. These are created so that programs searching for
one name would not get stuck, so they are pointed to the
correct/current name of the libraries they need.