Remove a symbolic link

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

By: topgun553
2009-03-12 01:52:24

What Others Think

What's wrong with using "rm"?
flatcap · 523 weeks 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.
TheMightyBuzzard · 523 weeks 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.
pixelbeat · 523 weeks ago

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