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link(2)								       link(2)

Name
       link - link to a file

Syntax
       link(name1, name2)
       char *name1, *name2;

Description
       A  hard	link  to  name1	 is created; the link has the name name2.  The
       name1 must exist.

       With hard links, both name1 and name2 must be in the same file  system.
       Unless  the  caller  is	the  superuser, name1 must not be a directory.
       Both the old and the new share equal access and rights to the  underly‐
       ing object.

Return Values
       Upon  successful	 completion,  a	 value of 0 is returned.  Otherwise, a
       value of -1 is returned, and errno is set to indicate the error.

Diagnostics
       The system call fails and no link is created under the following condi‐
       tions:

       [ENOTDIR]      A component of either path prefix is not a directory.

       [ENAMETOOLONG] A	 component of either pathname exceeded 255 characters,
		      or the entire length of either  pathname	exceeded  1023
		      characters.

       [ENOENT]	      A component of either path prefix does not exist.

       [ENOENT]	      The file named by name1 does not exist.

       [ENOENT]	      When  name1  or  name2  point to an empty string and the
		      environment defined is POSIX or SYSTEM_FIVE.

       [EACCES]	      A component of either path prefix denies search  permis‐
		      sion.

       [EACCES]	      The  requested link requires writing in a directory with
		      a mode that denies write permission.

       [EEXIST]	      The link named by name2 does exist.

       [EPERM]	      The file named by name1 is a directory, and  the	effec‐
		      tive user ID is not that of superuser or the environment
		      defined is POSIX.

       [EXDEV]	      The link named by name2 and the file named by name1  are
		      on different file systems.

       [EROFS]	      The  requested link requires writing in a directory on a
		      read-only file system.

       [EFAULT]	      One of the pathnames specified is outside the  process's
		      allocated address space.

       [ELOOP]	      Too  many symbolic links were encountered in translating
		      one of the pathnames.

       [ENOSPC]	      The directory in which the entry for  the	 new  link  is
		      being  placed  cannot  be	 extended  because there is no
		      space left on the file system containing the directory.

       [EDQUOT]	      The directory in which the entry for  the	 new  link  is
		      being placed cannot be extended because the user's quota
		      of disk blocks on the file system containing the	direc‐
		      tory has been exhausted.

       [EIO]	      An  I/O  error occurred while reading from or writing to
		      the file system to make the directory entry.

       [ESTALE]	      The file handle given in the argument is	invalid.   The
		      file referred to by that file handle no longer exists or
		      has been revoked.

       [ETIMEDOUT]    A	 connect  request  or  remote  file  operation	failed
		      because  the  connected  party  did not properly respond
		      after a period of time that is dependent on the communi‐
		      cations protocol.

       [EMLINK]	      The  number  of  links  to the file named by path1 would
		      exceed {LINK_MAX}.

Environment
       In the POSIX environment, linking to directories is not allowed.

See Also
       symlink(2), unlink(2)

								       link(2)
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