unlink

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ link

Verb[edit]

unlink (third-person singular simple present unlinks, present participle unlinking, simple past and past participle unlinked)

  1. (transitive) To decouple; to remove a link from, or separate the links of.
  2. (transitive, computing, Unix) To delete (a file).
    • 2001, Tom Phoenix, Randal L. Schwartz, Learning Perl, "O'Reilly Media, Inc." (→ISBN), page 175:
      That's because the permission to unlink a file doesn't depend upon the permission bits on the file itself; it's the permission bits on the directory that contains the file that matter.

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Noun[edit]

unlink (plural unlinks)

  1. (mathematics, knot theory) A link that is equivalent (under ambient isotopy) to finitely many disjoint circles in the plane.