What is a symbolic link?
A symbolic link is a special file that points to another file on the system. When you access one of
these files, it has a pathname stored inside it. Use this pathname to advance to the file or directory on the
system represented by the pathname stored in the symbolic link.
How to create a symbolic link?
Create a symbolic link with the ln command with the -s option
Syntax: ln -s source destination
Explanation: source is either the absolute or relative path to the original version of the file, and destination is
the name you want the link to have.
Example: $ ln -s /home/httpd/html/site /home/peter/public_html
Explanation of Example: Creates a link to my home directory to my web files. If there’s an error an error message will come up while attempting to create a symbolic link, and if successful no output will be displayed.
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