Full Stack for Front End Engineers Making a symbolic link
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Transcript from the "Making a symbolic link" Lesson
>> Jem Young: So one issue right now is I run node, but I don't wanna type, if I type node, it's not going to resolve to anything. I have to type nodejs. Well, that's lame, so now I'm in node. But I don't wanna do this every time. I'm gonna make a symbolic link to link node to node.js.
[00:00:21] So to make a symbolic link, first you sudo it. ln -s, the first one is where we're coming from, the second part is where we're pointing to. So we're pointing the nodejs binary to just the symbolic link for node.
>> Jem Young: Okay, so I'm gonna go ahead and do that as well.
[00:00:48] So sudo ln -s /usr/bin/nodejs, and I'm gonna point that to,
>> Jem Young: /usr/bin, oops, node. So now, when I type node, we're good. So now we can run commands as you do on your personal laptop at home. You don't have to do this. It's just easier to, for your cognitive sense to just always use node instead of nodejs every single time.