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os.symlink() - os


The method symlink() creates a symbolic link dst pointing to src.

  • src -- This is the source.

  • dest -- This is the destination, which didn't exist previously.


os.symlink(src, dst)



import os

src = '/usr/bin/python'
dst = '/tmp/python'

# This creates a symbolic link on python in tmp directory
os.symlink(src, dst)

print "symlink created"

Output / Return Value

Let us compile and run the above program, this will create a symbolic link in /tmp directory which will be as follows:

lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 15 Apr 30 03:00 python -> /usr/bin/python


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