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I am confused by /private/var and /var on the iphone file system. I noticed that they contain the same files. Are they the both the same location?

the var folder is blue in ifile, but in ifunbox, it is just like any other folder

asked 20 Jan '14, 12:44

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nimonster
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edited 20 Jan '14, 12:48


iphone:/ mobile$ file /private/var /var
/private/var: directory
/var:         symbolic link to `private/var'

Meaning /var and /private/var point to the same directory. (/var is actually a relative symlink to /private/var.)

link

answered 20 Jan '14, 12:53

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atkr
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edited 20 Jan '14, 12:54

You can actually see this from ifile, check the details/info of "/var"

(20 Jan '14, 12:54) atkr atkr's gravatar image

Blue color indicates link of that

(20 Jan '14, 12:56) Neel Neel's gravatar image

Thanks so it doesn't matter which one I use

(20 Jan '14, 13:05) nimonster nimonster's gravatar image

Yup ... It's doesn't matter

(20 Jan '14, 13:07) Neel Neel's gravatar image
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