NAME

symlink - Introduction to the symlink command suite [Windows only]

DESCRIPTION

The symlink command creates, lists and removes symbolic links (symlinks) in the /afs file namespace. The symlink make command is equivalent to ln -s on a UNIX platform. symlink can manipulate symlinks created by ln -s on UNIX and vice versa.

CAUTIONS

The symlink commands are only available on Microsoft Windows platforms. On UNIX platforms, use the ln -s command.

Microsoft Windows added support for symlinks in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. /afs symlinks will be displayed by the Windows Explorer shell as NTFS Symlink Reparse Points. Symlinks can be copied from NTFS to /afs and vice versa. The Microsoft Windows MKLINK command can be used to create and remove symlinks in /afs but that command is only available to members of the Administrators group.

OPTIONS

-help

Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.

SEE ALSO

symlink_list(1), symlink_make(1), symlink_remove(1)

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2007 Jason Edgecombe <jason@rampaginggeek.com>

This documentation is covered by the BSD License as written in the doc/LICENSE file. This man page was written by Jason Edgecombe for OpenAFS.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

"AFS" is a registered mark of International Business Machines Corporation, used under license. (USPTO Registration 1598389)

"OpenAFS" is a registered mark of International Business Machines Corporation. (USPTO Registration 4577045)

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"Your File System" is a registered mark of AuriStor, Inc. (USPTO Registrations 4801402 and 4849418).

"YFS" and "AuriStor File System" are trademarks of AuriStor, Inc.