link, unlink - execute and system calls without error checking
The and commands perform their respective system calls on their argu‐
ments, abandoning most error checking.
These commands can be executed only by users who have appropriate priv‐
determines the language in which messages are displayed.
If is not specified in the environment or is set to the empty string,
the value of is used as a default for each unspecified or empty vari‐
able. If is not specified or is set to the empty string, a default of
"C" (see lang(5)) is used instead of
If any internationalization variable contains an invalid setting,
behaves as if all internationalization variables are set to "C". See
International Code Set Support
Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.
and return the following values:
Input syntax error.
The or call failed.
If a directory that contains files other than and is unlinked, the
files become orphans, unless they are also linked by some other direc‐
Not all file systems permit linking to directories.
SEE ALSOln(1), rm(1), link(2), unlink(2).