This is as good a place as any to introduce two more commands that you will be called upon to use in this chapter and elsewhere in the book:
tar. You needn't practice with these yet, because you will be using them very soon, but you might as well know what they are all about.
You use the
ln (link) command to create a link file that launches or activates another file located in a separate folder. This is very useful when trying to activate a file that is buried deep in the subfolder of a subfolder of a subfolder somewhere on your hard disk. The command is very often used with the
-s (symbolic) flag, which provides essentially the same thing as the shortcut you've come to know in Windows or ...