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    I'm a newie on Linux. I have a question in regards to pointers.
    We are installing openfiler on a linux machine. One of the linux machine has:
    openfiler -> /usr/sbin/httpd
    The other one doesn't have the pointer "->". What does the symbol "->" means? And how do I make it to work? Any help is appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyraxic View Post
    I'm a newie on Linux. I have a question in regards to pointers.
    We are installing openfiler on a linux machine. One of the linux machine has:
    openfiler -> /usr/sbin/httpd
    The other one doesn't have the pointer "->". What does the symbol "->" means? And how do I make it to work? Any help is appreciated.
    Did you get this output from the ls -l command? If so, it indicates that openfiler is a symbolic link (like a shortcut in Windows) to the program httpd, which is in the directory (folder) /usr/sbin. When you type "openfiler" the httpd program will be the one that actually runs and does the work.
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