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symlink(3) [php man page]

SYMLINK(3)								 1								SYMLINK(3)

symlink - Creates a symbolic link

bool symlink (string $target, string $link) DESCRIPTION
symlink(3) creates a symbolic link to the existing $target with the specified name $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 Create a symbolic link <?php $target = 'uploads.php'; $link = 'uploads'; symlink($target, $link); echo readlink($link); ?> NOTES
Note Windows users should note that this function will only work if the system you run PHP from is Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008 or newer. Windows versions prior to that do not support symbolic links. SEE ALSO
link(3), readlink(3), linkinfo(3). PHP Documentation Group SYMLINK(3)

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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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