Instance Method

initSymbolicLinkWithDestination:

Initializes the receiver as a symbolic-link file wrapper.

Declaration

- (id)initSymbolicLinkWithDestination:(NSString *)path;

Parameters

node

Pathname the receiver is to represent.

Return Value

Initialized symbolic-link file wrapper referencing node.

Discussion

The receiver is not associated to a file-system node until you save it using writeToFile:atomically:updateFilenames:. It’s also initialized with open permissions; anyone can read or write the disk representations it saves.

Special Considerations

Beginning with OS X v10.6, the preferred method of referring to files is with a file:// URL. Therefore, this method has been deprecated in favor of initSymbolicLinkWithDestinationURL:.

See Also

Creating File Wrappers

- initWithURL:options:error:

Initializes a file wrapper instance whose kind is determined by the type of file-system node located by the URL.

- initWithPath:

Initializes a file wrapper instance whose kind is determined by the type of file-system node located by the path.

Deprecated
- initDirectoryWithFileWrappers:

Initializes the receiver as a directory file wrapper, with a given file-wrapper list.

- initRegularFileWithContents:

Initializes the receiver as a regular-file file wrapper.

- initSymbolicLinkWithDestinationURL:

Initializes the receiver as a symbolic-link file wrapper that links to a specified file.

- initWithSerializedRepresentation:

Initializes the receiver as a regular-file file wrapper from given serialized data.