svn commit: r187630 - stable/7/bin/ln

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Fri Jan 23 04:01:25 PST 2009

Author: keramida (doc committer)
Date: Fri Jan 23 12:01:24 2009
New Revision: 187630

  MFC 187148 from /head
  Clean up a bit of confusing language and improve .Nd.
  PR:	47818

  stable/7/bin/ln/   (props changed)

Modified: stable/7/bin/ln/ln.1
--- stable/7/bin/ln/ln.1	Fri Jan 23 11:58:24 2009	(r187629)
+++ stable/7/bin/ln/ln.1	Fri Jan 23 12:01:24 2009	(r187630)
@@ -38,7 +38,7 @@
 .Nm ln ,
 .Nm link
-.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
+specified by
+.Ar target_file .
+.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
 the file.
-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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