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Create shortcuts in Linux (symbolic links)


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Windows users are used to creating shortcuts to have fast access to their files and folders. This is is especially useful when these are buried deep in their system. This feature isn't as obvious on most Linux systems as it is on Windows.

Create a shortcut on a Unix-like operating system using a symlink.

Create Symlink in Linux

Terminal way (the link will appear in the folder the terminal points to):

ln -s /folderorfile/link/will/point/to /name/of/the/link

 

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