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Remove Symbolic Links with rm

To get prompted before removing the symlink, use the -i option:

rm -i symlink_name

If the symbolic link points to a directory, do not append the / trailing slash at the end. Otherwise, you will get an error:

rm symlink_to_dir/
rm: cannot remove 'symlink_to_dir/': Is a directory

To be on the safe side, never -r option when removing symbolic links with rm. 


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