Subject: Re: ln -f
To: Petar Bogdanovic <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Johnny Billquist <email@example.com>
Date: 02/01/2006 10:43:08
Have you ever tried create a link to a file, and the new link that you
intend to create is a name that already exist in the directory?
Petar Bogdanovic wrote:
> The man-page of ln(1) says:
> "-f Unlink any already existing file, permitting the link to occur."
> Well, I somehow do not understand the second part of the description..
> (permitting the link to occur) but - to be honest - I even don't
> understand the first part: "Unlink _any_"? Why any, if I supply an
> argument? (and I think, that I'll always supply ln with an argument)
> Thank you & with kind regards,
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