A short tutorial on how to remove symbolic link in Linux, or Softlink. Symbolic links can be removed or deleted in two different ways. One method is to delete the directory the symbolic link is linking to. The other method is to use the unlink command to remove the symlink.
Let’s say you have installed Mediawiki and linked it to /var/www/html/mediawiki. And you want to remove that link. You just simply delete it by: rm /var/www/html/mediawiki
We use the same example as above. But this time we use the unlink command instead of rm. That is all really. Just type: unlink /var/www/html/mediawiki
No mater what method you choose, both work as the should delete symlink. That’s how to delete symbolic link or remove symbolic link.