Unfortunately, it is impossible with the current syntax of the ln command. It does allow you to specify multiple sources as arguments though, with a final argument naming a target directory in which to create the links to the source files. For example:
$ mkdir test $ mkdir test/a $ mkdir test/b $ mkdir test/c $ mkdir links $ cd ./links $ ln -s ../test/* . $ ls -l lrwxr-xr-x 1 boshea boshea 9 Jun 27 15:50 a -> ../test/a lrwxr-xr-x 1 boshea boshea 9 Jun 27 15:50 b -> ../test/b lrwxr-xr-x 1 boshea boshea 9 Jun 27 15:50 c -> ../test/c However, this is not exactly what you are trying to do in your example; you are trying to create multiple target links with the same name in different directories. Unfortunately, because the ln command's syntax allows you to specify multiple source files, it would be ambiguous to try to make it also allow you to specify multiple targets. Hope that helps. -brian --- sara lidgey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 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: > test/a/ > test/b/ > test/c/ > 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, > S > > > --------------------------------- > Now you can have a huge leap forward in email: get the new Yahoo! Mail. > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"