Node.js fs.symlink() Function
The fs.symlink() method is used to create a symlink to the specified path. This creates a link making the
path point to the
target. The relative targets are relative to the link’s parent directory.
fs.symlink( target, path, type, callback )
Parameters: This method accept four parameters as mentioned above and described below:
- target: It is a string, buffer or URL which represents the path to which the symlink has to be created.
- path: It is a string, buffer or URL which represents the path where the symlink will be created.
- type: It is a string which represents the type of symlink to be created. It can be specified with ‘file’, ‘dir’ or ‘junction’. If the target does not exist, ‘file’ will be used.
- callback: It is the function that would be called when the method is executed.
- err: It is an error that would be thrown if the operation fails.
Below examples illustrate the fs.symlink() method in Node.js:
Example 1: This example creates a symlink to a file.
Contents of the text file: Hello Geeks Symlink created Contents of the symlink created: Hello Geeks
Example 2: This example creates a symlink to a directory.
Symlink created Symlink is a directory: true