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Old 04-11-2011, 02:08 PM   #1
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Command from the Terminal Window


I think this command is for a symbolic link "ln -sf to folder from folder" is this correct?
Also what does the -sf stand for?
 
Old 04-11-2011, 02:12 PM   #2
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If you need help with a command, a good place to start is the terminal itself. You can use the man command to get help, in your case it would be
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man ln
If you look at this you will see what option does what.
 
Old 04-11-2011, 02:12 PM   #3
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First off, type 'man ls'.

Moving on.

ln -sf means:

-s create a symbolic link
-f force creation even if a file already exists.

I normally stick with ln -s FROM_ORIGINAL TO_TARGET

Forcing anything without a good reason is a silly habit to get into.
 
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