Instance Method

createSymbolicLinkAtPath:pathContent:

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

Declaration

- (BOOL)createSymbolicLinkAtPath:(NSString *)path pathContent:(NSString *)otherpath;

Parameters

path

The path for a symbolic link.

otherPath

The path to which path should refer.

Return Value

YES if the operation is successful, otherwise NO. Returns NO 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 createSymbolicLinkAtPath:withDestinationPath:error: instead.

See Also

Deprecated Methods

- copyPath:toPath:handler:

Copies the directory or file specified in a given path to a different location in the file system identified by another path.

Deprecated
- movePath:toPath:handler:

Moves the directory or file specified by a given path to a different location in the file system identified by another path.

Deprecated
- removeFileAtPath:handler:

Deletes the file, link, or directory (including, recursively, all subdirectories, files, and links in the directory) identified by a given path.

Deprecated
- changeFileAttributes:atPath:

Changes the attributes of a given file or directory.

Deprecated
- fileAttributesAtPath:traverseLink:

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

Deprecated
- fileSystemAttributesAtPath:

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

Deprecated
- directoryContentsAtPath:

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

Deprecated
- createDirectoryAtPath:attributes:

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

Deprecated
- pathContentOfSymbolicLinkAtPath:

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

Deprecated
- linkPath:toPath:handler:

Creates a link from a source to a destination.

Deprecated
- fileManager:shouldProceedAfterError:

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

Deprecated
- fileManager:willProcessPath:

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

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