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Old 08-05-2009, 01:17 AM   #1
thomas2004ch
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How to remove a symbolic link?


Hi,

I make a symbolic link with:
ln -s /var/log/jboss/test/log

Now I want to delete or remove this symbolic link. I use the following command:
rm -rf /var/log/jboss/log

But as I use the ls -l to check, this symbolic link is still there:

log -> /var/log/jboss/test/log


Someone has idea?
 
Old 08-05-2009, 01:19 AM   #2
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I solve the problem. I do as follow:

rm log
 
Old 08-05-2009, 01:58 AM   #3
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I make a symbolic link with:
ln -s /var/log/jboss/test/log
I think this will create a broken link
 
Old 08-05-2009, 02:39 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by thomas2004ch View Post
Hi,

I make a symbolic link with:
ln -s /var/log/jboss/test/log

Now I want to delete or remove this symbolic link. I use the following command:
rm -rf /var/log/jboss/log

But as I use the ls -l to check, this symbolic link is still there:

log -> /var/log/jboss/test/log


Someone has idea?
Code:
ln -s /var/log/jboss/test/log
Aren't you missing an argument here? what are you linking this to?
jdk.
 
Old 08-05-2009, 05:25 AM   #5
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have you tried unlink?

unlink your_sym_link
 
  


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