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ln - make links between files
ln [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
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
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
Written by Mike Parker and David MacKenzie.
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copyright © 2005 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.
The full documentation for ln is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
the info and ln programs are properly installed at your site, the
should give you access to the complete manual.