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symlink - Creates a symbolic link
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symlink( string$target, string$link ): bool

symlink creates a symbolic link to the existing target with the specified name link.



Target of the link.


The link name.

Return Values

Returns true on success or false on failure.

Exceptions and Errors

The function fails, and issues E_WARNING, if link already exists. On Windows, the function also fails, and issues E_WARNING, if target does not exist.

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