Symbolic Links (or symlinks) simply contain the path of the target file or directory stored as text. This can be incredibly handy when trying to sync apps or data other multiple devices or drives.

If you move the target file, the symlink will break because it still points to the original location. However, symlinks work in such a way that almost all applications and OS features will follow them to the target.

Symlinks look like this…

ln -s target link

Where target is the path of the target file or folder and link is where the link will be created.