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link(3) [php man page]

LINK(3) 								 1								   LINK(3)

link - Create a hard link

bool link (string $target, string $link) DESCRIPTION
link(3) creates a hard link. PARAMETERS
o $target - Target of the link. o $link - The link name. RETURN VALUES
Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure. CHANGELOG
+--------+---------------------------------------------------+ |Version | | | | | | | Description | | | | +--------+---------------------------------------------------+ | 5.3.0 | | | | | | | This function is now available on Windows plat- | | | forms (Vista, Server 2008 or greater). | | | | +--------+---------------------------------------------------+ EXAMPLES
Example #1 Creating a simple hard link <?php $target = 'source.ext'; // This is the file that already exists $link = 'newfile.ext'; // This the filename that you want to link it to link($target, $link); ?> NOTES
Note This function will not work on remote files as the file to be examined must be accessible via the server's filesystem. Note For Windows only: This function requires PHP to run in an elevated mode or with the UAC disabled. SEE ALSO
symlink(3), readlink(3), linkinfo(3). PHP Documentation Group LINK(3)

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LCHOWN(3)								 1								 LCHOWN(3)

lchown - Changes user ownership of symlink

bool lchown (string $filename, mixed $user) DESCRIPTION
Attempts to change the owner of the symlink $filename to user $user. Only the superuser may change the owner of a symlink. PARAMETERS
o $filename - Path to the file. o $user - User name or number. RETURN VALUES
Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure. EXAMPLES
Example #1 Changing the owner of a symbolic link <?php $target = 'output.php'; $link = 'output.html'; symlink($target, $link); lchown($link, 8); ?> NOTES
Note This function will not work on remote files as the file to be examined must be accessible via the server's filesystem. Note When safe mode is enabled, PHP checks whether the files or directories being operated upon have the same UID (owner) as the script that is being executed. Note This function is not implemented on Windows platforms. SEE ALSO
chown(3), lchgrp(3), chgrp(3), chmod(3). PHP Documentation Group LCHOWN(3)

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