link(1) "ctools" # NAME link - create a hard link # SYNOPSIS *link* _file1_ _file2_ # DESCRIPTION *link* creates a hard link from _file1_ to _file2_. A hard link creates a new directory entry which refers to the same underlying file. # UNSPECIFIED BEHAVIOR The POSIX standard does not unambiguously specify the behavior of this command under certain conditions. Under such conditions, the ctools implementation of *link* behaves as follows: - If _file1_ is a symbolic link, *link* will exit with an error without creating a link. # DISCLAIMER This command is part of ctools and is compatible with POSIX-1.2017, and may optionally support XSI extensions. This man page is not intended to be a complete reference, and where it disagrees with the specification, the specification takes precedence.