Creating Symlink in KDE

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I’m new to KDE – the desktop environment I went with when I installed Fedora 18. I’ve previously been using Ubuntu + Gnome + Nautilus (not the Unity version though, I think it sucks but that’s another story).

Anyway, one of the things I’m used to doing in Nautilus was creating symlinks using the mouse by right-clicking the file or folder that I wanted to create a symlink to, and in the context menu choose “Make Link” which is a great way of making symlinks without opening the command line.

Unfortunately, Dolphin – the default file manager Fedora 18 came with – didn’t have this in it’s context menu – or Service Menu. Anyway, it took me awhile to figure this out but it’s actually dumb easy.

Ctrl + Shift + drag

  1. Hold down Shift + Ctrl key. Don’t let go and go to #2.
  2. Left click + drag the file or folder that you want to create a symlink of.
  3. Drop. You should get a prompt to enter the file name for the symlink.
  4. Name your symlink and that’s it!

P.S. This works for

1 comment

  1. Thanks for posting this tip. I’ve used it before, but I have the worst time remembering it. Glad to hear there are others using KDE on Fedora.


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