Instance Method

createSymbolicLink(atPath:pathContent:)

Creates a symbolic link identified by a given path that refers to a given location.

Declaration

func createSymbolicLink(atPath path: String, pathContent otherpath: String) -> Bool

Parameters

path

The path for a symbolic link.

otherPath

The path to which path should refer.

Return Value

true if the operation is successful, otherwise false. Returns false if a file, directory, or symbolic link identical to path already exists.

Discussion

Creates a symbolic link identified by path that refers to the location otherPath in the file system.

Special Considerations

Because this method does not return error information, it has been deprecated as of OS X v10.5. Use createSymbolicLink(atPath:withDestinationPath:) instead.

See Also

Deprecated Methods

func changeFileAttributes([AnyHashable : Any], atPath: String) -> Bool

Changes the attributes of a given file or directory.

Deprecated
func fileAttributes(atPath: String, traverseLink: Bool) -> [AnyHashable : Any]?

Returns a dictionary that describes the POSIX attributes of the file specified at a given.

Deprecated
func fileSystemAttributes(atPath: String) -> [AnyHashable : Any]?

Returns a dictionary that describes the attributes of the mounted file system on which a given path resides.

Deprecated
func directoryContents(atPath: String) -> [Any]?

Returns the directories and files (including symbolic links) contained in a given directory.

Deprecated
func createDirectory(atPath: String, attributes: [AnyHashable : Any]) -> Bool

Creates a directory (without contents) at a given path with given attributes.

Deprecated
func pathContentOfSymbolicLink(atPath: String) -> String?

Returns the path of the directory or file that a symbolic link at a given path refers to.

Deprecated
func fileManager(FileManager, shouldProceedAfterError: [AnyHashable : Any]) -> Bool

An NSFileManager object sends this message to its handler for each error it encounters when copying, moving, removing, or linking files or directories.

Deprecated
func fileManager(FileManager, willProcessPath: String)

An NSFileManager object sends this message to a handler immediately before attempting to move, copy, rename, or delete, or before attempting to link to a given path.

Deprecated
func replaceItemAtURL(originalItemURL: NSURL, withItemAtURL: NSURL, backupItemName: String?, options: FileManager.ItemReplacementOptions) -> NSURL?

Replaces the contents of the item at the specified URL in a manner that ensures no data loss occurs.

Deprecated