LN (I) 3/15/72 LN (I) NAME ln -- make a link SYNOPSIS ln name [ name ] 1 2 DESCRIPTION ln creates a link to an existing file name . If 1 name is given, the link has that name; otherwise 2 it is placed in the current directory and its name is the last component of name . 1 It is forbidden to link to a directory or to link across file systems. FILES -- SEE ALSO rm(I) DIAGNOSTICS "?" BUGS There is nothing particularly wrong with ln, but links don't work right with respect to the backup system: one copy is backed up for each link, and (more serious) in case of a file system reload both copies are restored and the information that a link was involved is lost.