I wanted to link to an answer to a Stack Overflow question, but couldn't find a way to do it. I couldn't get the ID of the answer in order to create the link.

How can you get the permalink for an answer to a question?


Beneath every answer you'll see a link called "share". That's your permalink. For example, the permalink to this answer is http://meta.stackexchange.com/a/25107/21960.

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  • While stated in the windows that appears when sharing a link to a question, I think it should be noted that the link includes a reference to your own account number - in this case, "21960". This number may be removed, and the link will still function as before. – towe Jan 7 '19 at 10:13

On any given answer, you'll see a link which says, "share". That's the permalink to the answer. Right-click it and copy the URL to your clipboard, then use that whenever you need the permalink to the answer.

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    TXI's attempt to ruin everything: averted. – Welbog Oct 8 '09 at 13:19
  • +1 for thwartation, but how will we handle his inevitable retaliation? – ベレアー アダム Oct 8 '09 at 14:09
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    OK, I gotta ask the pony: What do mods see where my faux arrow was pointing? ;-) – John Rudy Oct 8 '09 at 15:44
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    Three years later, I doubt the pony will answer. i.stack.imgur.com/GJlnE.png – mmyers Sep 26 '12 at 16:37

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