Ubuntu – How to create a soft or symbolic link

symbolic-link

I am installing p4v in /opt, but /usr/bin is on my path. Is it possible to create a soft or symbolic link for p4v from /opt to /usr/bin, so I can just type "p4v" since /usr/bin is in my path?

Best Answer

  • See man ln.

    To create a symlink at /usr/bin/bar which references the original file /opt/foo, use:

    ln -s /opt/foo /usr/bin/bar
    

    You would need to apply the above command as root (i.e. with sudo).

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