multiple links with single ln command
slidgey at yahoo.ca
Wed Jun 28 16:12:22 UTC 2006
Thanks for all the ideas. They are very helpful.
Brian O'Shea <b_oshea at yahoo.com> wrote: It can be done with a shell for-loop:
$ mkdir a b c
$ for dir in a b ; do (cd $dir ; ln -s ../c clink) ; done
But this is technically not a single command, and it assumes that
you are using the Bourne Shell (/bin/sh) or a Bourne-compatible shell
(ksh, zsh, bash, etc.). If you are a csh or tcsh user, may God help
you. (I mean look up the syntax in the appropriate man page.)
--- sara lidgey wrote:
> Hi All,
> I've read the man page for ln but can't find a way to do this. I want to
> create multiple links to a single directory with one command. Consider the
> following example. I have a directory structure like this:
> I want to create a symbolic link called "clink" in test/a/ and test/b/ which
> points to test/c/
> The only way I know to do this is with two commands:
> ln -s test/c test/a/clink
> ln -s test/c test/b/clink
> Can it be done with a single command?
> thanks. sorry if this is a no-brainer,
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