How do I remove a symlink under Apple Mac OS X using bash command line option?
Symbolic links refer to a symbolic path indicating the abstract location of another file i.e. symbolic links are files that act as pointers to other files. You can use the rm command to remove a symlink. The syntax is as follows:
In this example, I have created the symbolic link using the following command:
ln -s /etc/resolv.conf /tmp/foo ls -l /tmp/foo
lrwxrwxrwx 1 vivek vivek 16 May 5 02:04 /tmp/foo -> /etc/resolv.conf
To delete the symlink called /tmp/foo, enter:
rm /tmp/foo ls -l /tmp/foo
The rm command will remove the symlink /tmp/foo, but not the file the link is pointing at /etc/resolv.conf:
ls -l /etc/resolv.conf
You can also the unlink command to remove directory entries including symlinks:
unlink /path/to/sym/link unlink /tmp/fooTweet itFacebook itGoogle+ itPDF itFound an error/typo on this page?