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There are 7 Linux file types: regular files, directories, character device files, block device files, domain sockets, named pipes and symbolic links. This tutorial explains each with illustrations.
Device files are assigned both a “major” and a “minor” number. (An “ls -l” command will show you these instead of the file size that you’d see for regular files.) The major number refers to the device driver, and the minor number tells you which physical device goes with that file.
 read more | mail this link | score:8069 | -aweber, January 4, 2011
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