Examples of using the ln -s command

To make a symbolic link from a file in one subdirectory to a file in another subdirectory:

   ln -s reports/reportA publications/my_report

This makes a symbolic link between the file reportA in the subdirectory reports and the filename my_report in the publications subdirectory.


To make a symbolic link to a file in a subdirectory to your current working directory:

   ln -s docs/editors/vi.ref .

This makes a symbolic link between the file vi.ref in the subdirectory docs/editors/ to the filename vi.ref in the current working directory.


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