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Creates a new filename symbolically linked to the old filename. Returns 1 for success, 0 otherwise. On systems that don't support symbolic links, raises an exception. To check for that, use eval:

my $symlink_exists = eval { symlink("",""); 1 };

Portability issues: "symlink" in perlport.