Symbolic Link (referred also as symlink or soft link) is a file containing reference to either another file or a directory. They are supported by POSIX operating system standard such as Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and in Windows operating system in the form of shortcut files.
To create a symbolic link use
ln command as shown below:
ln -s real-folder link folder
With above command
link-folder will actually contain everything
real-folder have. Also if any file is saved on the
link-folder, it will actually save it into the
Suppose I want to create symbolic link folder
/var/www path. The actual (real) folder
householdAppliances is on
/home/sam path. For this following command is executed.
sudo ln -s /home/sam/householdAppliances /var/www /* /home/sam/householdAppliances is a actual folder /var/www is a link folder that contains householdAppliances when command is executed For e.g., after the command it look like /var/www/householdAppliances Accessing symbolic link folder: 1. cd /var/www/ 2. ll Looks as: lrwxrwxrwx 1 sam www-data 32 Nov 28 11:35 householdAppliances -> /home/sam/householdAppliances/ */