LN(1)                                                       LN(1)

     NAME
          ln  -  make a link

     SYNOPSIS
          ln name1 [ name2 ]

     DESCRIPTION
          A link is a directory entry referring to a file; the same
          file (together with its size, all its protection informa-
          tion, etc.)  may have several links to it.  There is no way
          to distinguish a link to a file from its original directory
          entry; any changes in the file are effective independently
          of the name by which the file is known.

          Ln creates a link to an existing file name1. If name2 is
          given, the link has that name; otherwise it is placed in the
          current directory and its name is the last component of
          name1.

          It is forbidden to link to a directory or to link across
          file systems.

     SEE ALSO
          rm(1)