A SoftLink is is a special type of directory entry that allows almost transparent references to another directory entry, typically a file or a directory.
|Can cross filesystems?||Yes||No|
|Can refer to directories?||Yes||No|
|Breaks when the file is moved?||No||Yes|
Softlinks are created with the following command line pattern.
ln -s /path/from/origfile /path/to/newlink