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How to delete a symbolic link in Solaris ?

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How to delete a symbolic link in Solaris ?

"ln -s" command is working fine to add a symbolic link. But how the symbolic link can be deleted ?
I tried like this, but its not working

ulink abc.xml
ulink: not found

I tried unlink command , but got the following message " command not found"

posted Jul 10, 2015 by Nithin Kp

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I think one of these two should work --
rm linkname
unlink linkname

Please comment if it does not...

1 Answer

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Soft link is the shortcut or alias name for a file or directory. It is just access path or name for an actual file or directory. So when you remove the soft link it will not affect the actual files present in the directory. Method is same for solaris and linux (actually for all unix flavors)

Creation of Soft link:

ln –s <actual file/directory name> <link name>
Example
ln -s /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf  /home/myhome/httpd.conf

How to remove a soft link?

unlink <link name>
rm <link name>
Example
rm /home/myhome/httpd.conf
answer Jul 10, 2015 by Kuldeep Apte
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