symlink(target, link)

Creates a symbolic link to target with the name link.


This function raises an error under operating systems that do not support soft symbolic links, such as Windows XP.


  1. Create a symbolic link:

    julia> symlink("path/to/target", "path/to/link")

    This example creates a symbolic link named "link" that points to the target path "path/to/target".

  2. Use a relative path for the target:
    julia> symlink("../target/file.txt", "link/file.txt")

    The target path can be specified using a relative path as well.

Common mistake example:

julia> symlink("nonexistent/file.txt", "link/file.txt")
ERROR: SystemError: symlink: no such file or directory (ENOENT)

In this example, the target file "nonexistent/file.txt" does not exist, causing an error. Make sure the target file or directory exists before creating a symbolic link to it.

See Also

abspath, basename, chmod, countlines, cp, ctime, dirname, download, evalfile, expanduser, fdio, filemode, filesize, functionloc, gperm, homedir, include_string, isabspath, isblockdev, ischardev, isdir, isdirpath, isexecutable, isfifo, isfile, islink, ismount, ispath, isreadable, issetgid, issetuid, issticky, iswritable, joinpath, less, lstat, mkdir, mkpath, mktemp, mktempdir, mtime, mv, normpath, operm, poll_fd, poll_file, readall, readcsv, readdir, readdlm, readlines, readlink, realpath, relpath, rm, splitdir, splitdrive, splitext, stat, symlink, tempdir, tempname, touch, truncate, uperm, watch_file, writecsv,

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