The different types of UNIX files are –
  • ordinary files – text, data or program instructions.
  • directories – stores regular and special files.
  • special files – device files, used for input and output operations.
  • pipes – temporary file that holds intermittent data until the second last command.
  • sockets – allows advanced communication between several processes.
  • symbolic links (soft links) – contains the path to another file (reference file)

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