This exercise teaches listing items in long format in the command terminal. In one part of the lesson, it indicates the second column in the long-format table it displays and says that it is the...
"Number of hard links. This number counts the number of child directories and files. This number includes the parent directory link (..) and current directory link (.)."
(sort of strange that it says that it counts the number of child directories and files and also somehow includes items that are not child directories and files. That also is slightly confusing to me.)
But if what is quoted up there is true then why, when I list all items in movies, does the number that counts hard links say 5 when, if you include the parent and current directory links, there are 7 total items?
Someone explain this to me?