The 'ln -s' command

David Malone dwmalone at
Wed May 24 05:27:03 PDT 2006

On Wed, May 24, 2006 at 01:21:59AM +0000, gs_stoller at wrote:
> I tried the 'ln -s' command in bothe 4.3  &  4.7  in a situation
> where it should fail and it did, but it still had a return/exit
> code of  0 , I think it should have been nonzero.  I tried 'ln -s
> a  b' where the file  b  existed (and was a directory)

In this case, ln should make a link called b/a pointing to a. ln
probably successfully did this and returned 0. The behaviour is
documented in the ln man page I think.


More information about the freebsd-hackers mailing list