ln(1) - Unix First Edition Manual Page
11/3/71LN (I)

NAME ln -- make a link
SYNOPSIS ln name1[ name2 ]
DESCRIPTION ln creates a link to an existing file name1. If name2 isgiven, the link has that name; otherwise it is placed in


the current directory and its name is the last componentof name1.


It is forbidden to link to a directory or to link acrossfile systems.
FILES
SEE_ALSO rm, to unlink
DIAGNOSTICS "?"
BUGS There is nothing particularly wrong with ln, but linksdon't work right with respect to the backup system: one


copy is backed up for each link, and (more serious) incase of a file system reload both copies are restored and the information that a link was involved is lost.
OWNER ken, dmr