Linux/MacOSX : How to symlink a file?

Problem :

How to create a symbolic link for a file?


A symbolic link, is a low-level pointer that is written into the file system on your hard drive ... pointing to the actual file or directory. It is not a short cut.

Solution :

Under Mac OS X and Linux, you can create a symbolic link by using the command “ln -s [source] [destination]”. For example :

ln -s /path/to/sourcefile /symlink/path/to/destination

Additional note for Windows, use the mklink command :

mklink /d \MyDocs \Users\User1\Documents

Reference :

Windows Mklink

By Adam Ng

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