In the Unix world, a symbolic is special type of file that references to another file or directory. Symbolic links are also known to others as symlink or softlink. To create a symbolic link, the ln -s command is used to reference a file to another like below.
sudo ln -s /usr/share/phpmyadmin/ /var/www/phpmyadmin
To delete a symbolic link
sudo rm /var/www/phpmyadmin # or sudo unlink /var/www/phpmyadmin