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Manual Reference Pages  -  SYMLINK_MAKE (1)

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NAME

symlink_make - Create a symbolic link [Windows only]

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

symlink make [-name] <file name>
[-to] <file name> [-help]

DESCRIPTION

The symlink make command creates a new symbolic link to a file. The file to which the link points does not have to exist when the link is created.

CAUTIONS

The symlink commands are only available on Windows platforms. On other platforms, use the ln -s command.

OPTIONS

[-name] <file name> Specify the name of the new link. -name is optional, but the file name is not.
[-to] <file name> Specify the file to which the new link points. -to is optional, but the file name is not.
-help Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.

OUTPUT

Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.

EXAMPLES

In order to create a link named mylink pointing to the file myfile, use one of the following commands:



   % symlink make -name mylink -to myfile
   % symlink make mylink myfile



PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

The issuer must have the l (look) and i (insert) permissions on the ACL of the directory that houses the symlink.

SEE ALSO

symlink(1), symlink_list(1), symlink_remove(1)

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2007 Jason Edgecombe <jason@rampaginggeek.com>

This documentation is covered by the BSD License as written in the doc/LICENSE file. This man page was written by Jason Edgecombe for OpenAFS.

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