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Maintenance Commands                                     link(1M)

NAME

link, unlink - link and unlink files and directories

SYNOPSIS

/usr/sbin/link existing-file new-file /usr/xpg4/bin/link existing-file new-file /usr/sbin/unlink file

DESCRIPTION

The link and unlink commands link and unlink files and directories. Only super-users can use these commands. Use link to create a new file that points to an existing file. The existing-file and new-file operands specify the existing file and newly-created files. See OPERANDS. link and unlink directly invoke the link(2) and unlink(2) system calls, performing exactly what they are told to do and abandoning all error checking. This differs from the ln(1) command. See ln(1). While linked files and directories can be removed using unlink, it is safer to use rm(1) and rmdir(1) instead. See rm(1) and rmdir(1). /usr/xpg4/bin/link If the existing file being hard linked is itself a symbolic link, then the newly created file (new-file) will be a hard link to the file referenced by the symbolic link, not to the symbolic link object itself (existing-file).

OPERANDS

existing-file Specifies the name of the existing file to be linked. file Specifies the name of the file to be unlinked. new-file Specifies the name of newly created (linked) file.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environ- ment variables that affect the execution of link: LANG, LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES, and NLSPATH.

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: SunOS 5.8 Last change: 20 Oct 1999 1 Maintenance Commands link(1M) ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWcsu | |_____________________________|_____________________________| /usr/xpg4/bin/link ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWxcu4 | |_____________________________|_____________________________|

SEE ALSO

ln(1), rm(1), link(2), unlink(2), attributes(5), environ(5) SunOS 5.8 Last change: 20 Oct 1999 2