Definitions for "Symbolic link"
A lightweight reference to files and folders. This is used in several filesystems. A symbolic link allows multiple references to files and folders without requiring multiple copies of these items. Symbolic links are fragile because if what they refer to moves somewhere else in the file system, the link breaks. However, they are useful in cases where the location of the referenced file or folder will not change.
Symbolic links are shortcuts that are usually placed in top-level directories to provide quick access to directories and files that lie deeper in the directory structure. Symbolic links are represented by grayed out icons.
a convenient method of creating a file that references a different file
a key that redirects the configuration manager to another key
an entity that appears in the name space and whose value is the character string representing another path name
a shorthand way of naming a full path into a single word
Keywords:  technical, bit, less
a bit less technical