For Windows user, it is very easy to create shortcut of file. Right click on the file, and choose Create Shortcut menu.
For Ubuntu, we have to do a little bit effort. For example we want to create shortcut of file and put into Desktop.
- Open two windows of File Manager / Nautilus. One window location is Desktop, another window location is folder of file we want to create the shortcut.
- Drag the file to other window (Desktop window) while press and hold ALT key.
- Once we drop the file, there will be pop up menu. Select Create Link from the pop up menu.
We can also use combination of CTRL + SHIFT key while drag the file. It will create shortcut without showing the pop up menu.
Another way to create the shortcut is using command line.
- Open Terminal
- Type the following command:
$ ln -s /folder_or_file/link/will/point/to /name/of/the/link