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HI,
I want to create a folder X on machine A which links to folder Y on machine B.
How can i do it in linux ?

Also i have a directory on a linux machine which shows highlighted in green which i guess is a link to some other directory on another machine.
But i am unable to view the details of the directory like where it is linked to n all..
what linux command can help me do that.

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Question by:Rohit Bajaj
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by:Tintin
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How are your Linux boxes networked?  
Do you use NFS mounts, SMB mounts or something else?
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check the file details with type and #file command to see what kind of directory is that ... generally green is executable file and sky blue is link file...

To accomplish this task i can suggest either NFS or SMB.

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How do i find out that ?
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by:Sandy
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#ls -la <dir>

#file <dir>

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by:Rohit Bajaj
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Following are output of the commands run on my machine :

file DBdumpOutfile
------------------------------------
DBdumpOutfile: directory


ls -la DBdumpOutfile
--------------------------------------------
total 744268
drwxrwxrwx 2     507     507      4096 Feb  7 06:00 .
drwxrwxr-x 7 ytxdist ytxdist      4096 Jan  9 11:44 ..
-rw-rw-rw- 1     507     507 379346211 Feb  2 03:12 20140202031136dumpfile.xml
-rw-rw-r-- 1 ytxdist ytxdist  13082184 Feb  2 03:12 20140202031136dumpfile.zip
-rw-rw-rw- 1     507     507 357496745 Feb  4 23:50 20140204234827dumpfile.xml
-rw-rw-r-- 1 ytxdist ytxdist  12186081 Feb  4 23:50 20140204234827dumpfile.zip

It doesnt show if this is linked to some other folder.
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#ls -li <dir>

This will give you inode number

#find / -inum <inodenumber>

if still doesn't show then use #df -h <dire_on_which_it's_already_Working>

Pls Paste here...

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df -h DBdumpOutfile
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Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
172.16.1.182:/DBdumpOutfile
                       55G  5.8G   47G  12% /data/ytxdist/SCHEDULER/DBdumpOutfile

Yes i got it here the information which i needed.

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:)
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