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~A **symbolic link** (also symlink or soft link) is a special type of file that contains a reference to another file or directory. It can be an absolute path, or relative to the directory where the link is stored.

~A Linux symlink will only work on a Linux [[partition]] (or on a Linux partition 'filesystem-in-a-file', for example .sfs .2fs .3fs - which Puppy uses in [[frugal]] mode). This is worth considering when copying files to a Windows partition, or a compiling process that creates symlinks.

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