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Is /usr and /usr/bin a "HARD LINK" for user tools?

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RHEL5.  Also what about /usr/sbin ? I thought /sbin was only for root or admins and contained special priviledge tools or programs?  Thanks.
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Kerem ERSOY earned 800 total points
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Hi,

To see if any directory is actually a link to another one you can use the command:

ls -ald

knd it will have a "l" chararacter at the beginning of the permissions. /usr and /usr/bin are not hardlinks but actual directories themselves.

/sbin contains sysadmin programs and only added to the path for system administrators. Most of them requires sysadmin privleges to run.

Chers,
K.

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