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    How do I get rid of a symbolic link?


    I think I typed in the wrong pathway and now I want to delete the symbolic link I set up. I was tryign to install java as a firefox plugin, but I made a mistake somewhere and I thought I would start over. Anyway, I see the error message that starts telling me that there is no such file as the symbolic link I tried to set up. Is there are an easy way to get rid of these?

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    Why did you need to create a symbolic link to Java for Firefox? If you installed Firefox or Java via YaST it would have automatically created the link.
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    Say you have symbolic link /bin/foo pointing towards /usr/games/share/bin/foo, and you want to get rid of /bin/foo just do:
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    rm /bin/foo
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