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I don't remember where I have setup this Sublime text 2 command line symbolic link and now I just upgraded to Sublime Text 3 and I want to replace that symbolic link instead, but I can't find where I have point that.

How can I find an existing symbolic link? I named that sub

In sublime text 3 this is how you do it

ln -s "/Applications/Sublime Text.app/Contents/SharedSupport/bin/subl" ~/bin/subl
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Did you call "which sub"? – sencer Aug 7 '13 at 4:11
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ls -l $(which subl)

That will find the executable in your PATH and if it's a symlink what it is pointing to.

A more direct approach

readlink -e $(which subl)
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That is exactly what I'm looking for! – Ali Aug 7 '13 at 12:31

First, type

rm ~/bin/subl

to remove the old symlink. Then, enter

ln -s "/Applications/Sublime Text.app/Contents/SharedSupport/bin/subl" ~/bin/subl

and the next time you run subl from the command line, Sublime Text 3 should start up.

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I don't have anything inside ~/bin at all and that folder isn't even exist. – Ali Aug 7 '13 at 3:57
    
Also my old symbolic link named sub – Ali Aug 7 '13 at 3:59

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