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SYMLINK(2)		    BSD System Calls Manual		    SYMLINK(2)

NAME
     symlink — make symbolic link to a file

SYNOPSIS
     #include <unistd.h>

     int
     symlink(const char *name1, const char *name2);

DESCRIPTION
     A symbolic link name2 is created to name1 (name2 is the name of the file
     created, name1 is the string used in creating the symbolic link).	Either
     name may be an arbitrary path name; the files need not be on the same
     file system.

RETURN VALUES
     Upon successful completion, a zero value is returned.  If an error
     occurs, the error code is stored in errno and a -1 value is returned.

ERRORS
     The symbolic link succeeds unless:

     [ENOTDIR]		A component of the name2 prefix is not a directory.

     [ENAMETOOLONG]	A component of a pathname exceeded {NAME_MAX} charac‐
			ters, or an entire path name exceeded {PATH_MAX} char‐
			acters.

     [ENOENT]		The named file does not exist.

     [EACCES]		A component of the name2 path prefix denies search
			permission.

     [ELOOP]		Too many symbolic links were encountered in translat‐
			ing the pathname.

     [EEXIST]		Name2 already exists.

     [EIO]		An I/O error occurred while making the directory entry
			for name2, or allocating the inode for name2, or writ‐
			ing out the link contents of name2.

     [EROFS]		The file name2 would reside on a read-only file sys‐
			tem.

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

     [ENOSPC]		The new symbolic link cannot be created because there
			there is no space left on the file system that will
			contain the symbolic link.

     [ENOSPC]		There are no free inodes on the file system on which
			the symbolic link is being created.

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

     [EDQUOT]		The new symbolic link cannot be created because the
			user's quota of disk blocks on the file system that
			will contain the symbolic link has been exhausted.

     [EDQUOT]		The user's quota of inodes on the file system on which
			the symbolic link is being created has been exhausted.

     [EIO]		An I/O error occurred while making the directory entry
			or allocating the inode.

     [EFAULT]		Name1 or name2 points outside the process's allocated
			address space.

SEE ALSO
     ln(1), link(2), unlink(2) symlink(7),

HISTORY
     The symlink() function call appeared in 4.2BSD.

4.2 Berkeley Distribution	 June 4, 1993	     4.2 Berkeley Distribution
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