The syntax to create a symbolic link is:
So, for example, if you have this file:ln -s real_file link_name
If you want to create a link called .xinitrc which points to it, use this:-rwx------ 1 roth student 175 Dec 8 23:03 .xsession*
An ls -laF of a symbolic link looks like this:tcsh> ln -s .xsession .xinitrc
You can tell it's a link because of the l in the first field of the permission bits.lrwxrwxrwx 1 roth student 9 May 8 1995 .xinitrc -> .xsession*
Most operations performed on the file .xinitrc will instead be performed on the file that the link points to; in this case, .xsession. rm will remove the link, but not the file it points to, and mv will move or rename the link instead of the file it points to. However, chmod will change the permissions on the file pointed to, instead of the link itself.