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LN(1)                       General Commands Manual                      LN(1)



NAME
       ln  -  make a link

SYNOPSIS
       ln name1 [ name2 ]

DESCRIPTION
       A  link  is  a  directory  entry  referring  to  a  file; the same file
       (together with its size, all its  protection  information,  etc.)   may
       have  several  links to it.  There is no way to distinguish a link to a
       file from its original directory entry; any changes  in  the  file  are
       effective independently of the name by which the file is known.

       Ln  creates  a  link to an existing file name1.  If name2 is given, the
       link has that name; otherwise it is placed in the current directory and
       its name is the last component of name1.

       It is forbidden to link to a directory or to link across file systems.

SEE ALSO
       rm(1)



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