Subject: Re: ln -f
To: Petar Bogdanovic <>
From: Johnny Billquist <>
List: netbsd-users
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:
> 'ello!
> 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,
> Petar

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