Just as a quick note to myself because I’m doing this more often in server setups these days (which nevertheless is still infrequent enough that I need to drop notes for myself) – to create a symbolic link (symlink) on an Ubuntu server via the terminal, in particular to link to a folder, I need to use the ln command combined with the -s switch (The ln link command has a whole lot of uses, but we’re interested in symbolic links here).
The syntax is as follows:
ln -s <real folder> <link folder>
What the above achieves is a pseudo <link folder> which whatever you do inside it, actually happens in <real folder>. Nifty.
You can verify the symbolic link with the command ls -l which will show an arrow to where the link points.
Related Link: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/vivid/man1/ln.1.html