Bash link


title: Bash Link

## Bash command: ln
The ln commands stands for link and it allows you to link to an existing file or directory. This makes it easy to have references to a single file or directory in multiple places.

### Usage

ln <source file> <target file>

Commonly used options:

  • -s – Symbolic link. This is considered a soft link meaning that if the link is removed the original file or directory is not affected. Examples Create a link to the /etc/hosts file in /usr/local
ln -s /etc/hosts /usr/local/hosts_link

### More Information

  • Run man ln for further details and complete list of options.
  • Wikipedia

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