Python Os.link() Method



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


Following is the syntax for link() method:

os.link(src, dst)


  • src − This is the source file path for which hard link would be created.
  • dest − This is the target file path where hard link would be created.

Return Value

This method does not return any value.


The following example shows the usage of link() method.


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 we run the above program, it produces the following result:

print "Created hard link successfully!!"

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