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authortrhodes <>2009-01-13 15:24:35 +0000
committertrhodes <>2009-01-13 15:24:35 +0000
commit8bfbf05bdec37ab261978168def42399982db5e5 (patch)
treeccc25dd3e02d58dc638821bad0c11ec9b12ef364 /bin/ln
parent3afbde34acd3481bd682bc811c1235ddded3632f (diff)
Clean up a bit of confusing language and improve .Nd.
PR: 47818 Reviewed by: keramida
Diffstat (limited to 'bin/ln')
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/bin/ln/ln.1 b/bin/ln/ln.1
index 7ae4ea8..2cb2639 100644
--- a/bin/ln/ln.1
+++ b/bin/ln/ln.1
@@ -38,7 +38,7 @@
.Nm ln ,
.Nm link
-.Nd make links
+.Nd link files
.Op Fl s Op Fl F
@@ -57,8 +57,13 @@
-utility creates a new directory entry (linked file) which has the
-same modes as the original file.
+utility creates a new directory entry (linked file) for the file name
+specified by
+.Ar target_file .
+.Ar target_file
+will be created with the same file modes as the
+.Ar source_file .
It is useful for maintaining multiple copies of a file in many places
at once without using up storage for the
.Dq copies ;
@@ -148,7 +153,7 @@ links.
A hard link to a file is indistinguishable from the original directory entry;
any changes to a file are effectively independent of the name used to reference
the file.
-Hard links may not normally refer to directories and may not span file systems.
+Directories may not be hardlinked, and hard links may not span file systems.
A symbolic link contains the name of the file to
which it is linked.
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