create symbolic link in linux

Symbolic link is a shortcut or alias to another file in linux, unix, mac or any other nix systems.
The syntax for creating a symbolic link:

ln -s "target file" "shortcut"


ln -s /usr/local/bin/

After the above command, if you do a ls -l you will see something like this which tells you that the symbolic link( in your current directory is point to /usr/local/bin/

lrwxr-xr-x -> /usr/local/bin/

To unlink the symbolic link


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