In this post we will learn safest method to remove softlink in linux. Softlink is also known as symbolic link which is special type of file provide the reference of file or directory with its absolute path.When you run the command
ls -la filename-or-DirectoryName in output you may observe l letter as prefix in permission mode field.
In some tutorial you may also find the rm command to remove softlink but
rm command is also used for removing file or directory.So here the person can do human reading mistake like without checking about the file or directory is softlink or symbolic link.the person may remove file/directory. To avoid such kind of accidental human reading mistake it is recommended to use
unlink command for removing softlink
To remove softlink by safest method,use below given syntax
Find the given below screenshot for reference.
In below given screenshot,we created a new softlink called yes.txt and later we have removed it by using unlink command.
Great Tutorial. It work for me.
sharad chhetri says
Happy to hear,
Thankyou Imran for providing feedback.