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ln - Unix, Linux Command
NAMEln - make links between files
SYNOPSISln [OPTION]... [-T] TARGET LINK_NAME (1st form)
ln [OPTION]... TARGET (2nd form)
ln [OPTION]... TARGET... DIRECTORY (3rd form)
ln [OPTION]... -t DIRECTORY TARGET... (4th form)
In the 1st form, create a link to TARGET with the name LINK_NAME. In the 2nd form, create a link to TARGET in the current directory. In the 3rd and 4th forms, create links to each TARGET in DIRECTORY. Create hard links by default, symbolic links with --symbolic. When creating hard links, each TARGET must exist.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
|make a backup of each existing destination file|
|-b||like --backup but does not accept an argument|
|-d, -F, --directory|
|allow the superuser to attempt to hard link directories (note: will probably fail due to system restrictions, even for the superuser)|
|remove existing destination files|
|treat destination that is a symlink to a directory as if it were a normal file|
|prompt whether to remove destinations|
|make symbolic links instead of hard links|
|override the usual backup suffix|
|specify the DIRECTORY in which to create the links|
|treat LINK_NAME as a normal file|
|print name of each file before linking|
|--help||display this help and exit|
|output version information and exit|
|The backup suffix is ~, unless set with --suffix or SIMPLE_BACKUP_SUFFIX. The version control method may be selected via the --backup option or through the VERSION_CONTROL environment variable. Here are the values:|
|never make backups (even if --backup is given)|
|make numbered backups|
|numbered if numbered backups exist, simple otherwise|
|always make simple backups|
AUTHORWritten by Mike Parker and David MacKenzie.
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COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.