LN(1)                          FSF                          LN(1)

NAME
       ln - make links between files

SYNOPSIS
       ln [OPTION]... TARGET [LINK_NAME]
       ln [OPTION]... TARGET... DIRECTORY

DESCRIPTION
       Create  a  link  to  the  specified  TARGET  with optional
       LINK_NAME.  If there is more than  one  TARGET,  the  last
       argument  must  be a directory;  create links in DIRECTORY
       to each TARGET.  Create hard links  by  default,  symbolic
       links  with  --symbolic.   When  creating hard links, each
       TARGET must exist.

       -b, --backup
              make a backup of each existing destination file

       -d, -F, --directory
              hard link directories (super-user only)

       -f, --force
              remove existing destination files

       -n, --no-dereference
              treat destination that is a symlink to a  directory
              as if it were a normal file

       -i, --interactive
              prompt whether to remove destinations

       -s, --symbolic
              make symbolic links instead of hard links

       -S, --suffix=SUFFIX
              override the usual backup suffix

       -v, --verbose
              print name of each file before linking

       -V, --version-control=WORD
              override the usual version control

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       The backup suffix is ~, unless set with SIMPLE_BACKUP_SUF-
       FIX.  The version control may be set with VERSION_CONTROL,
       values are:

       t, numbered
              make numbered backups

       nil, existing
              numbered  if  numbered backups exist, simple other-
              wise

       never, simple
              always make simple backups

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-fileutils@gnu.org>.

SEE ALSO
       The full documentation for ln is maintained as  a  Texinfo
       manual.    If  the  info  and  ln  programs  are  properly
       installed at your site, the command

              info ln

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU fileutils 4.0         November 1998                         1