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- (transitive) To decouple; to remove a link from, or separate the links of.
- (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.
to decouple an item
to delete a file
unlink (plural unlinks)