In the 1st form, create a link to TARGET with the name LINK_NAME.
In the 2nd form, create a link to TARGET in the current directory.
In the 3rd and 4th forms, create links to each TARGET in DIRECTORY.
Create hard links by default, symbolic links with --symbolic.
When creating hard links, each TARGET must exist. Symbolic links
can hold arbitrary text; if later resolved, a relative link is
interpreted in relation to its parent directory.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
make a backup of each existing destination file
like --backup but does not accept an argument
-d, -F, --directory
allow the superuser to attempt to hard link
directories (note: will probably fail due to
system restrictions, even for the superuser)
remove existing destination files
prompt whether to remove destinations
make hard links to symbolic link references
treat destination that is a symlink to a
directory as if it were a normal file
make hard links directly to symbolic links
make symbolic links instead of hard links
override the usual backup suffix
specify the DIRECTORY in which to create
treat LINK_NAME as a normal file
print name of each linked file
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
The backup suffix is `~', unless set with --suffix or SIMPLE_BACKUP_SUFFIX.
The version control method may be selected via the --backup option or through
the VERSION_CONTROL environment variable. Here are the values:
Using -s ignores -L and -P. Otherwise, the last option specified controls
behavior when the source is a symbolic link, defaulting to -P.
never make backups (even if --backup is given)
make numbered backups
numbered if numbered backups exist, simple otherwise