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.
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
treat destination that is a symlink to a
directory as if it were a normal file
prompt whether to remove destinations
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 file before linking
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:
never make backups (even if --backup is given)
make numbered backups
numbered if numbered backups exist, simple otherwise