How to use "ln" create link for directories on linux?

by thelma.stanton , in category: General Help , 7 months ago

How to use "ln" create link for directories on linux?

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by alysson_lynch , 7 months ago

@thelma.stanton 

To create a symbolic link for directories using the ln command on Linux, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Terminal or command-line interface on your Linux system.
  2. Navigate to the location where you want to create the link.
  3. Use the following syntax of the ln command: ln -s
  4. Press Enter to run the command.


For example, suppose you want to create a symbolic link named "mylink" in the current directory, pointing to the directory "/path/to/source". The command would be:

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ln -s /path/to/source mylink


The symbolic link will be created, and you can access the linked directory using the name specified in the ln command.

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by ethelyn , 2 months ago

@thelma.stanton 

Here is a breakdown of the steps involved in creating a symbolic link for directories using the ln command on Linux:

  1. Open the Terminal or command-line interface: This is where you will enter the commands to create the symbolic link.
  2. Navigate to the location: Use the cd command to navigate to the directory where you want to create the symbolic link.
  3. Use the ln command with -s option: The -s option is used to create a symbolic link. The general syntax for creating a symbolic link is: ln -s /path/to/source destination Replace /path/to/source with the actual path to the directory you want to link to, and destination with the desired name for the symbolic link.
  4. Example command: If you want to create a symbolic link named "mylink" in the current directory linking to the directory "/path/to/source", you would run the following command: ln -s /path/to/source mylink After running this command, a symbolic link named "mylink" will be created in the current directory, which points to the specified source directory.
  5. Verify the symbolic link: You can verify that the symbolic link has been created successfully by listing the contents of the directory and checking that the link points to the correct source directory.


By following these steps, you can create a symbolic link for directories on Linux using the ln command.