Removing files that have links

Remove a file that has hard links to it the same way as you would remove any other file:

   rm filename(s)

Any files that were created by making hard links to the filename will continue to exist in their own right.

Removing a file to which symbolic links have been made has a different effect. Although the linkname remains, the actual file that this name points to does not.

Trying to use a command on the linkname will give you the message:

   command: filename: No such file or directory

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