Monday, August 17, 2020

Python os.symlink() Method with example



Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another section of my tutorial on Python. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the Os symlink() method.

The Python os symlink() method creates a symbolic link dst which points to src.

Syntax

The following below is the syntax for Python Os symlink() method -

os.symlink(src, dst)


Parameter Details

  • src - This is the source.
  • dst - This is the destination, which didn't exist previously.

Return Value

It does not return any value.

Example

The following below is a simple example -

#!/usr/bin/python

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"

Output
Let us compile and run the above program, this creates a symbolic link in /tmp directory which will be as follows -

Irwxrwxrwx. 1 root   root


Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In my next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the Python OS tcgetpgrp() Method.

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