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Remove a symbolic link

Terminal - Remove a symbolic link
unlink <linkname>
2009-03-12 01:52:24
User: topgun553
Functions: unlink
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Remove a symbolic link

if you had a symbolic link called "oldLink" in the current folder then you would want to do

unlink oldLink

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What's wrong with using "rm"?

Comment by flatcap 293 weeks and 3 days ago

You kidding? Have you seen how huge and bloated rm is getting lately? I mean 50k, geez...

Seriously though, there's no difference in what they fundamentally do aside from unlink not working on directories; unlink works just as well on regular files as it does on links.

Comment by TheMightyBuzzard 293 weeks and 2 days ago

unlink has nothing to do with symbolic links.

Note on some systems unlink() *can* unlink directories, with the tree underneath not being reaped until the next fsck.

Comment by pixelbeat 293 weeks and 2 days ago

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