If I have a symbolic link in a directory on a physical drive that points to tmpfs RAM partition, and I write to the symbolic link will the physical experience an writing?

I'm going to being down a large amount of data writes and I want it in RAM instead of taxing my SSD

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    this question is better on unix.stackexchange.com – Evan Carroll Dec 7 '16 at 4:22

If the symbolic link is IN a directory then you'll be writing TO that directory. If that directory is in RAM (shmfs/tmpfs) than you'll be writing to RAM.

It doesn't matter what the link is pointing to.

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