Re: What is a cross-linked file? scandisk

From: Tony Lawrence (foo_at_pcunix.com)
Date: 04/30/05


Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 13:53:07 -0400

crb wrote:
> Re: What is a cross-linked file? scandisk .

Two or more files pointing to the same physical disk block for some part
of their data. If done on purpose in a real OS, that's a symlink: both
file names point to the same diskblocks. But otherwise, one file
shouldn't be sharing another's disk blocks. It's usually accidental
corruption, and not normally a security issue, although it certainly
could be..

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