Odd command in fileutils install

Matthias Benkmann matthias at winterdrache.de
Tue Oct 16 15:41:32 PDT 2001

On 16 Oct 2001, at 18:31, Jason M'Sadoques wrote:

> On Wed, 17 Oct 2001 00:22:06 +0200 Matthias Benkmann
> <matthias at winterdrache.de> wrote:
> > On 16 Oct 2001, at 18:17, Jason M'Sadoques wrote:
> > 
> > > I am wondering what this command in the fileutils install is for, as
> > > it's not explained in the Command Explinations section: ln -sf
> > > ../../bin/install _ Is this correct? I would have though it should be
> > > more like ln -sf ../../bin/install install
> > 
> > man ln
> > 
> > MSB
> I know that ln is used to create symlinks. I did not question that aspect
> of the command. The question that I posed is if in fact the second argument
> to the command, specifically "_" is correct.

There is no underscore in the plaintext version of the book that I use so 
I assumed you meant it as emphasis of the empty space. If there is an 
underscore in your book (what format do you use) it's a bug. The command 
is supposed to be

ln -sf ../../bin/install


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