Creating a symbolic link is easy, simply use this command:
ln -s [source] [destination]
- [source] is the absolute or relative path to the file or directory you are symbolic linking the pointer to.
- [destination] is the name of the symbolic link pointer you are actually creating.
ln -s /home/smith/somefolder/somefile.txt thisfile.txt
This example will create a symbolic link named 'thisfile.txt' in your current directory, and it points to the 'somefile.txt' file within the 'somefolder' folder of smith's home directory.