This function creates a symbolic link between OLDFILE and NEWFILE. On systems that don't support symbolic links, causes a fatal error.
Following is the simple syntax for this function −
symlink ( OLDFILE, NEWFILE )
This function returns 0 on failure and 1 on success.
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 produces the following result −
Symbolic link gets created