Instance Method

createSymbolicLink(at:withDestinationURL:)

Creates a symbolic link at the specified URL that points to an item at the given URL.

Declaration

func createSymbolicLink(at url: URL, withDestinationURL destURL: URL) throws

Parameters

url

The file URL at which to create the new symbolic link. The last path component of the URL issued as the name of the link.

destURL

The file URL that contains the item to be pointed to by the link. In other words, this is the destination of the link.

Return Value

true if the symbolic link was created or false if an error occurred. This method also returns false if a file, directory, or link already exists at url.

Discussion

This method does not traverse symbolic links contained in destURL, making it possible to create symbolic links to locations that do not yet exist. Also, if the final path component in url is a symbolic link, that link is not followed.

See Also

Creating Symbolic and Hard Links

func createSymbolicLink(atPath: String, withDestinationPath: String)

Creates a symbolic link that points to the specified destination.

func linkItem(at: URL, to: URL)

Creates a hard link between the items at the specified URLs.

func linkItem(atPath: String, toPath: String)

Creates a hard link between the items at the specified paths.

func destinationOfSymbolicLink(atPath: String) -> String

Returns the path of the item pointed to by a symbolic link.