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Python | os.link() method
  • Last Updated : 02 Mar, 2021

OS module in Python provides functions for interacting with the operating system. OS comes under Python’s standard utility modules. This module provides a portable way of using operating system-dependent functionality.
os.link() method in Python is used to create a hard link. This method creates a hard link pointing to the source named destination
To read about the hard link, please refer to this article.
 

Note: This method is only available on Windows and Unix platforms. 
 

Syntax: os.link(src, dst, *, src_dir_fd = None, dst_dir_fd = None, follow_symlinks = True)
Parameters: 
src: A path-like object representing the file system path. This is the source file path for which the hard link will be created 
dst: A path-like object representing the file system path. This is the target file path where hard link will be created. 
A path-like object is a string or bytes object which represents a path. 
src_dir_fd (optional): A file descriptor referring to a directory.The default value of this parameter is None. If the specified src path is absolute then this parameter is ignored. If the specified src path is relative and src_dir_fd is not None then the specified src path is relative to the directory associated with src_dir_fd. 
dst_dir_fd (optional): A file descriptor referring to a directory. 
follow_symlinks (optional) : A Boolean value.
Return type: This method does not return any value. 
 

Code: Use of os.link() method 
 

Python3






# Python program to explain os.link() method
   
# importing os module
import os
 
 
# Source file path
src = '/home/ihritik/file.txt'
 
# Destination file path
dst = '/home/ihritik/Desktop/file(link).txt'
 
# Create a hard link
# pointing to src named dst
# using os.link() method
os.link(src, dst)
 
print("Hard link created successfully")


Output: 

Hard link created successfully

 

Reference: https://docs.python.org/3/library/os.html#os.link
 

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