g_file_make_symbolic_link (
  GFile* file,
  const char* symlink_value,
  GCancellable* cancellable,
  GError** error


Creates a symbolic link named file which contains the string symlink_value.

If cancellable is not NULL, then the operation can be cancelled by triggering the cancellable object from another thread. If the operation was cancelled, the error G_IO_ERROR_CANCELLED will be returned.


symlink_value const char*

A string with the path for the target of the new symlink.

 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
 The value is a file system path, using the OS encoding.
cancellable GCancellable

Optional GCancellable object, NULL to ignore.

 The argument can be NULL.
 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
error GError **
  The return location for a GError*, or NULL.

Return value

Returns: gboolean

TRUE on the creation of a new symlink, FALSE otherwise.