Unix and Linux directory management commands

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We use DNS (domain name system) to translate between domain names and IP addresses. For example, one can use the dig command/host command for DNS lookup on a Linux and Unix-like systems. Similarly, Linux files are referred by file names, not by inode number. So what is the purpose of a directory? You can group…


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