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    Command:

    ln

    
    
    

    SYNOPSIS

           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)
    
    
    

    DESCRIPTION

           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.  Symbolic links can hold arbitrary
           text; if later resolved, a relative link is interpreted in relation  to
           its parent directory.
    
           Mandatory  arguments  to  long  options are mandatory for short options
           too.
    
           --backup[=CONTROL]
                  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)
    
           -f, --force
                  remove existing destination files
    
           -i, --interactive
                  prompt whether to remove destinations
    
           -L, --logical
                  make hard links to symbolic link references
    
           -n, --no-dereference
                  treat destination that is a symlink to a directory as if it were
                  a normal file
    
           -P, --physical
                  make hard links directly to symbolic links
    
           -s, --symbolic
                  make symbolic links instead of hard links
    
           -S, --suffix=SUFFIX
                  override the usual backup suffix
    
           -t, --target-directory=DIRECTORY
                  specify the DIRECTORY in which to create the links
    
           --backup  option  or  through the VERSION_CONTROL environment variable.
           Here are the values:
    
           Using -s ignores -L and -P.  Otherwise, the last option specified  con-
           trols behavior when the source is a symbolic link, defaulting to -P.
    
           none, off
                  never make backups (even if --backup is given)
    
           numbered, t
                  make numbered backups
    
           existing, nil
                  numbered if numbered backups exist, simple otherwise
    
           simple, never
                  always make simple backups
    
    
    

    AUTHOR

           Written by Mike Parker and David MacKenzie.
    
    
    

    REPORTING BUGS

           Report ln bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
           GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
           General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
           Report ln translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
    
    
    

    COPYRIGHT

           Copyright  (C)  2010  Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
           GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
           This is free software: you are free  to  change  and  redistribute  it.
           There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
    
    
    

    SEE ALSO

           link(2), symlink(2)
    
           The  full  documentation  for ln is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
           the info and ln programs are properly installed at your site, the  com-
           mand
    
                  info coreutils 'ln invocation'
    
           should give you access to the complete manual.
    
    
    

    GNU coreutils 8.4 November 2015 LN(1)

    
    
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