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Files & Directories - More About Symbolic Link

After you have completed the previous slide, try deleting the orig_text1 and printing the content of myslink:

    cat myslink

What do you get?

  • It displays an error: cat: myslink: No such file or directory
  • It displays, the error: You can not use cat on symbolic link
  • It prints "This is my not-so-valuable data"
  • It displays garbage.