Python Os.symlink() Method



Python method symlink() creates a symbolic link dst pointing to src.


Following is the syntax for symlink() method:

os.symlink(src, dst)


  • src − This is the source.
  • dest − This is the destination, which didn't exist previously.

Return Value

This method does not return any value:


The following example shows the usage of symlink() method.


import os

src = '/usr/bin/python'
dst = '/tmp/python'

# This creates a symbolic link on python in tmp directory
os.symlink(src, dst)

print "symlink created"
Let us compile and run the above program, this will create a symbolic link in /tmp directory which will be as follows:
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root   root        15 Apr 30 03:00 python -> /usr/bin/python

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