Instance Method

linkPath:toPath:handler:

Creates a link from a source to a destination.

Declaration

- (BOOL)linkPath:(NSString *)src toPath:(NSString *)dest handler:(id)handler;

Parameters

source

A path that identifies a source file or directory.

The file, link, or directory specified by source must exist.

destination

A path that identifies a destination file or directory.

The destination should not yet exist. The destination path must end in a filename; there is no implicit adoption of the source filename.

handler

An object that responds to the callback messages fileManager:willProcessPath: and fileManager:shouldProceedAfterError:. You can specify nil for handler; if you do so and an error occurs, the method automatically returns NO.

Return Value

YES if the link operation is successful. If the operation is not successful, but the handler method fileManager:shouldProceedAfterError: returns YES, also returns YES. Otherwise returns NO.

Discussion

The handler callback mechanism is similar to delegation. NSFileManager sends fileManager:willProcessPath: when it begins a copy, move, remove, or link operation. It sends fileManager:shouldProceedAfterError: when it encounters any error in processing

Special Considerations

Because this method does not return error information, it has been deprecated as of OS X v10.5. Use removeItemAtPath: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
- createSymbolicLinkAtPath:pathContent:

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

Deprecated
- pathContentOfSymbolicLinkAtPath:

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

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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