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Python os.link() Method with example

Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another section of our tutorial on Python. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the Os link() method.

Python os link() method creates a hard link pointing to src named dst. This method is very useful to create a copy of an existing file.


The following below is the syntax for Python Os link() method -

os.link(src,  dst);

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Parameter Details

  • src - This is the source file path for which hard link would be created.
  • dst - The target file path where hard link would be created.

Return Value

It does not return any value.


The following below is a simple example -


import os, sys

# Open a file
path = "/var/www/html/foo.txt"
fd = os.open( path, os.O_RDWR|os.O_CREAT )

# Close opened file
os.close( fd )

# Now create another copy of the above file.
dst = "/tmp/foo.txt"
os.link( path, dst)

print "Created hard link successfully!!"

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

print "Created hard link successfully!!"

Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the Python OS listdir() Method.

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