LN(I)                        3/15/72                        LN(I)

     ln  -  make a link

     ln name1 [ name2 ]

     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 en-
     try;  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

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


     There is nothing particularly wrong with ln, but tp  doesn't
     understand  about  links and makes one copy for each name by
     which a file is known; thus if the tape is extracted several
     copies  are restored and the information that links were in-
     volved is lost.

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