ln, clone - create a link to a file
ln [-ifmrRvx] file [name]
ln [-ifrRvx] file ... dir
clone [-ifmvx] file [name]
-i Ask if ok to remove a file
-f Remove existing links
-m Merge trees, disable the into-a-directory trick
-rR Recursively link a directory tree
-v Display what ln is doing
-x Do not cross device boundaries
ln file newname # Make newname a synonym for file
ln /usr/games/chess # Create a link called chess
A directory entry is created for name . The entry points to file .
Henceforth, name and file can be used interchangeably. If name is not
supplied, the last component of file is used as the link name. If more
than one file is supplied or the name refers to an existing directory,
links will be created in that directory. An existing name will not be
removed unless the -i or -f flag is specified.
Clone is a convenient synonym for ln -fmr to create a so-called "link
farm", a directory full of links to the original tree.
cp(1), link(2), unlink(2).