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Madhav Sharma4,081 Points
what does the number AFTER the permissions mean (it's usually 1, 2 or 3) when executing the command ls -l
(it's usually 1, 2 or 3) and ONE digit
Ken AlgerTreehouse Teacher
What you are referring to is the
Link Count, which specifies the number of links or directories inside this directory. I just did a
ls -l on one of my directories and some of my links are in double digits. Each computer platform seems to have a different opinion as to what constitutes a "link" as well.