svn commit: r187148 - head/bin/ln
trhodes at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jan 13 07:24:37 PST 2009
Date: Tue Jan 13 15:24:35 2009
New Revision: 187148
Clean up a bit of confusing language and improve .Nd.
Reviewed by: keramida
--- head/bin/ln/ln.1 Tue Jan 13 13:19:42 2009 (r187147)
+++ head/bin/ln/ln.1 Tue Jan 13 15:24:35 2009 (r187148)
@@ -38,7 +38,7 @@
.Nm ln ,
-.Nd make links
+.Nd link files
.Op Fl s Op Fl F
@@ -57,8 +57,13 @@
-utility creates a new directory entry (linked file) which has the
-same modes as the original file.
+utility creates a new directory entry (linked file) for the file name
+.Ar target_file .
+will be created with the same file modes as the
+.Ar source_file .
It is useful for maintaining multiple copies of a file in many places
at once without using up storage for the
.Dq copies ;
@@ -148,7 +153,7 @@ links.
A hard link to a file is indistinguishable from the original directory entry;
any changes to a file are effectively independent of the name used to reference
-Hard links may not normally refer to directories and may not span file systems.
+Directories may not be hardlinked, and hard links may not span file systems.
A symbolic link contains the name of the file to
which it is linked.
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