cvs commit: ALFS/docs/syntax_doc/alfs_dtd elem_link.xml

jwrober at jwrober at
Fri May 28 18:53:28 PDT 2004

jwrober     04/05/28 19:53:28

  Modified:    docs/syntax_doc/alfs_dtd elem_link.xml
  * cleanup
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.8       +16 -22    ALFS/docs/syntax_doc/alfs_dtd/elem_link.xml
  Index: elem_link.xml
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/ALFS/docs/syntax_doc/alfs_dtd/elem_link.xml,v
  retrieving revision 1.7
  retrieving revision 1.8
  diff -u -r1.7 -r1.8
  --- elem_link.xml	23 Feb 2004 03:53:51 -0000	1.7
  +++ elem_link.xml	29 May 2004 01:53:28 -0000	1.8
  @@ -31,33 +31,27 @@
   <para>The element <filename>link</filename> is one of the many main
   operation elements. It allows you to create a hard or symbolic link.</para>
  -<para>The sub-element <filename>target</filename> gives the name(s) of the targets.</para>
  +<para>The sub-element <filename>target</filename> gives the name(s) of the
  -<para>The sub-element <filename>option</filename> FILL IN HERE.</para>
  +<para>The sub-element <filename>option</filename> provides a means to pass
  +an option to the <command>ln</command> command.</para>
  +<note><para>Not all of the <command>ln</command> options are in every
  +implementation. Refer to the documentation for your implementation to
  +determine what options are available.</para></note>
   <para>The sub-element <filename>name</filename> gives the name of the link.
   When there are several targets, this must be the name of a directory, in
  -which the links
  -to the targets will be created.</para>
  -<para>The attribute <filename>base</filename> specifies the directory in which
  -the link creation is performed.</para>
  -<para>The attribute <filename>type</filename> specifies if the link is symbolic (the attribute
  -value is "symbolic" or not specified) or not (if the attribute value is "hard")</para>
  -<para>The following two options are supported :</para>
  -<listitem><para>"force" means that the existing destination files
  -are removed.</para></listitem>
  -<listitem><para>"no_dereference" means that if the destination is a symxref to a directory
  -it will be treated as if it were a normal file (and thus will replace it if the "force"
  -option is specified).</para></listitem>
  +which the links to the targets will be created.</para>
  +<para>The attribute <filename>base</filename> specifies the directory in
  +which the link creation is performed.  See 
  +<xref linkend="elem_base"/>.</para>
  +<para>The attribute <filename>type</filename> generally can have one of two
  +values: symbolic or hard to go along with how the <command>ln</command>

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