Perl symlink Function

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Description

This function creates a symbolic link between OLDFILE and NEWFILE. On systems that don't support symbolic links, causes a fatal error.

Syntax

Following is the simple syntax for this function:

symlink ( OLDFILE, NEWFILE )

Return Value

This function returns 0 on failure and 1 on success.

Example

Following is the example code showing its basic usage, first create one file test.txt in /tmp directory and then try out following example it will create a symbolic link in the same directory::

#!/usr/bin/perl -w

symlink("/tmp/text.txt", "/tmp/symlink_to_text.txt");

When above code is executed, it produced following result

Symbolic link gets created


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