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link(1)								       link(1)

       link,  unlink  -	 Creates an additional directory entry for an existing

       link file1 file2

       unlink file

       Interfaces documented on this reference page conform to industry	 stan‐
       dards as follows:

       link:  XCU5.0

       unlink:	XCU5.0

       Refer  to  the  standards(5)  reference page for more information about
       industry standards and associated tags.

       The link command performs the link() system call	 to  create  an	 addi‐
       tional  directory  entry	 for  an existing file, file1.	In effect, the
       underlying file then has two names, file1 and file2  (either  of	 these
       arguments  can  be  a  pathname).   The old and new entries share equal
       access rights to the underlying file.

       The unlink command performs the unlink() system call to remove  a  link
       to file created by link. The unlink command removes the directory entry
       specified by the file parameter and, if	the  entry  is	a  hard	 link,
       decrements the link count of the file referenced by the link.

       You should be familiar with the link() and unlink() system calls before
       you use these commands.

       The link and unlink commands do not issue error messages when the asso‐
       ciated system call is unsuccessful.

       The link and unlink commands cannot be used to link and unlink directo‐

       The link and unlink commands both exit with the following:  The	link()
       or unlink() system call succeeded.  Too few or too many arguments spec‐
       ified.  The link() or unlink() system call failed.

       Commands:  fsck(8), ln(1)

       Functions:  link(2), unlink(2)

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