symlink creates a symbolic link named newpath which contains the
Symbolic links are interpreted at run-time as if the contents of the link had
been substituted into the path being followed to find a file or directory.
Symbolic links may contain .. path components, which (if used at the
start of the link) refer to the parent directories of that in which the link
A symbolic link (also known as a soft link) may point to an existing file or to
a nonexistent one; the latter case is known as a dangling link.
The permissions of a symbolic link are irrelevant; the ownership is ignored when
following the link, but is checked when removal or renaming of the link is
requested and the link is in a directory with the sticky bit (S_ISVTX)
SVr4, SVID, POSIX, BSD 4.3. SVr4 documents additional error codes SVr4, SVID,
BSD 4.3, X/OPEN. SVr4 documents additional error codes EDQUOT and ENOSYS. See
open(2) re multiple files with the same name, and NFS.