Originally Posted by jailbait
Use the rm command to delete the symbolic link without disturbing the original file. See:
Second: Use the rm command to remove the broken symbolic links.
Thanks for the quick reply Steve, what has happened is that I had created some ssh keys linked the private one to another file I created for another server. In process I used the wrong command deleting my private key for the system.
Take this example, I am really confused on how to remove the symlink, like if you had file1 ---> file2 how do you go about removing the link without deleting the file this is what happens with the rm command???
I am just not understanding the main concept.