Removing a Unix sym link
If you try deleting a symbolic link like this:
rm -f test/
You get this:
rm: cannot remove `test/': Not a directory
Same deal if you try to use 'rmdir' to delete it.
Here's what works:
Remove the trailing slash from 'test/' and you're all gravy.
Though the sym link looks kind of like a directory, it is just a pointer to the linked file. So just delete it as you would any ol' file.
rm -f test