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SYMLINK(2)									       SYMLINK(2)

NAME
       symlink - make symbolic link to a file

SYNOPSIS
       symlink(name1, name2)
       char *name1, *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 VALUE
       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 is made unless on or more of the following are true:

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

       [EINVAL]       Either name1 or name2 contains a character with the high-order bit set.

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

       [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 translating the pathname.

       [EEXIST]       Name2 already exists.

       [EIO]	      An  I/O error occurred while making the directory entry for name2, or allo-
		      cating the inode for name2, or writing out the link contents of name2.

       [EROFS]	      The file name2 would reside on a read-only file system.

       [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 con-
		      taining 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 sys-
		      tem containing 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
       link(2), ln(1), unlink(2)

4.2 Berkeley Distribution		 August 26, 1985			       SYMLINK(2)
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