Symbolic link in *nix is just like a shortcut in Window. You can create a shortcut for script or directory. You can delete symbolic link anytime and it wont affect your link directory or files.
To create symbolic link is very easy, it’s just a line of command to create symbolic link in *nix. We use ln command to create symbolic link. Below are the explanation on how to use ln command
#ln -s [PATH_TO_SCRIPT] ./[SHORTCUT_NAME]
So for example, if I want to create a symbolic link “apachelogs” at myfolder to point to /usr/local/apache/logs folder then i’ll use the command below:-
ln -s /usr/local/apache/logs /home/myfolder/apachelogs
So you can try to create your own symbolic link now. 🙂
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