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Manually editing a symlink
  • From: Shriramana Sharma <samjnaa@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2006 18:04:19 +0530
  • Message-id: <200604091804.20027.samjnaa@xxxxxxxxx>
A symlink is a special file that merely contains the path of another file. It
can be created by the ln command.

Now is it possible to actually *edit* the contents of a *symlink* itself? I
mean, I would like to change which file this symlink points to. Is the only
way to do that to manually delete the existing symlink and create a new one?
Is there no way to directly edit a symlink and point it to another file?

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