shtool-mkln man page

shtool mkln — GNU shtool enhanced ln(1) replacement

Synopsis

shtool mkln [-t|--trace] [-f|--force] [-s|--symbolic] src-path [src-path ...] dst-path

Description

This is a ln(1) style command. It is enhanced to provide automatic calculation and usage of relative links with the shortest possible path, if possible. Usually if src-path and dst-path are not absolute paths or at least they share a common prefix except the root directory (“"/"”). When more than one src-path is specified, all of them are linked into dst-path.

Options

The following command line options are available.

-t, --trace
Enable the output of the essential shell commands which are executed.
-f, --force
Force the creation of the link even if it exists. Default is to fail with error.
-s, --symbolic
Create a symbolic link instead of a hard-link.

Example

#   shell script
shtool mkln -s foo/bar baz/quux

History

The GNU shtool fixperm command was originally written by Ralf S. Engelschall <rse@engelschall.com> in 1998 for ePerl.

See Also

shtool(1), ln(1).

Referenced By

shtool(1).

shtool 2.0.8 18-Jul-2008 GNU Portable Shell Tool