Setting a Hard Link

To set a hard link using:

  • POSIX loopbacknfs client or NFS Gateway client, run the following command:
    ln <sourcefile> <newfile>
    where <sourcefile> is the name of the file to link to and <newfile> is the name of the hard link, which must not already be present.
  • Hadoop, run the following command:
    hadoop mfs -lnh <sourcefile> <newfile>
    where <sourcefile> is the name of the file (including full path) to link to and <newfile> is the name of the hard link (including the full path). When running this command, specify the full path to both files.