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Unlink or Remove a Symbolic link in Linux

How to unlink or remove a symbolic link in linux that was created with “ln” command

Use the unlink command

To unlink a symbolic link file :

# unlink symbolic_link_file

To unlink a symbolic link to a directory :

# unlink symbolic_link_dir

When unlinking a directory make sure that you do not include the trailing forward slash:

Wrong:

# unlink /home/username/public_html/

Correct:

# unlink /home/username/public_html

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