How do I delete a symbolic link?


 
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Old 04-20-2005
How do I delete a symbolic link?

I just created a symbolic link to a directory using ln -s </remote-directory> < name>
I just want to get rid of it.
What should I do?

muck thanks,
rkk
# 2  
Old 04-20-2005
use unlink

look at man pages of unlink

While linked files and directories can be removed using
unlink, it is safer to use rm(1) and rmdir(1) instead. See
rm(1) and rmdir(1).
# 3  
Old 04-20-2005
Hmm...thats a roundabout way. Why not just use rm? Especially if the unlink man page tells you to use rm.
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Old 04-21-2005
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Hmm...thats a roundabout way. Why not just use rm? Especially if the unlink man page tells you to use rm.
I will put it in a simpler manner. All links are files (including links to directories). Just use rm to delete any link - it will not affect the target file/directory.
 
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