A link to a file means referring the same file by different filenames. In Linux and Unix-based system, the following two types of links exist:
To create links between files, the
ln command can be used. The syntax is as follows:
ln [option] target link_name
target is the filename for which a link has to be created and
link_name is the name by which a link has to be created.
A soft link is a special kind of file that just points to another file. This makes it easier to create a shortcut of a file and easy accessibility of a file to a different location in a filesystem.
To create a symbolic link of a file, the
ln command is used with the
-s option. For example, we will create a ...