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 link(1M)							    link(1M)




 NAME
      link, unlink - execute link() and unlink() system calls without error
      checking

 SYNOPSIS
      /usr/sbin/link file1 file2

      /usr/sbin/unlink file

 DESCRIPTION
      The link and unlink commands perform their respective system calls
      (link() or unlink()) on their arguments, abandoning most error
      checking.

      These commands can be executed only by users who have appropriate
      privileges.

 EXTERNAL INFLUENCES
    Environment Variables
      LC_MESSAGES determines the language in which messages are displayed.

      If LC_MESSAGES is not specified in the environment or is set to the
      empty string, the value of LANG is used as a default for each
      unspecified or empty variable.  If LANG is not specified or is set to
      the empty string, a default of "C" (see lang(5)) is used instead of
      LANG.

      If any internationalization variable contains an invalid setting, link
      behaves as if all internationalization variables are set to "C".	See
      environ(5).

    International Code Set Support
      Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.

 RETURN VALUE
      link and unlink return the following values:

	   0	Operation successful.
	   1	Input syntax error.
	   2	The link() or unlink() call failed.

 WARNINGS
      If a directory that contains files other than .  and ..  is unlinked,
      the files become orphans, unless they are also linked by some other
      directory.

      Not all file systems permit linking to directories.

 SEE ALSO
      ln(1), rm(1), link(2), unlink(2).




 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 1 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000






 link(1M)							    link(1M)




 STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
      link: SVID2, SVID3

      unlink: SVID2, SVID3


















































 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 2 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000