[ubuntu-uk] Symlink?

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 12:20:34 GMT 2007

i'm not sure (I don't use KDE), but an easy way to check is to create
one and then open a terminal and run:

ls -l ~/Desktop

A symlink will show up as a oddly-coloured filename with a -> symbol
showing the original file it points to.

You create a symlink in the terminal with:

ln -s original linked-file-name

for example:

ln -s ~/test.txt ~/Desktop/test.txt

That would create a symlink on my desktop to a "test.txt" in my home directory.

I'm doing this blind, on Windows at work, so I may have some of the
syntax wrong.


On 3/5/07, alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com> wrote:
> I am in the foothills of links.
> In KDE, say, on the desktop, a right click produces a context menu
> which includes
> Create new:
> link to location (URL)
> link to application
> link to device
> Are any of these a symlink?
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