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answered The functions of a kernel
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comment Lifetime of the Symlinks from the File Descriptors in /proc/PID/fd/
This. They're not really there, in the sense that they're on the disk. The directory readout is fabricated by the kernel when you read it, on the spot, right at that moment. procfs is a virtual file system (pardon the abuse of the term).
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answered How are Linux environment variables DISPLAY and XAUTHORITY used?