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Old 02-26-2010, 02:25 PM   #1
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symbolic links


Hi all

How can I check to which file a given symbolic link points???

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How can I check to which file a given symbolic link points???

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Type in "ls -l". Look at the results.
 
Old 02-26-2010, 04:39 PM   #3
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A general procedure for answering these types of questions is to use the apropos command in a terminal: apropos link.

This will list commands in the Unix manual apropos to the term link. In this case, on my system, it turns up the readlink command:
readlink (1) - display value of a symbolic link

Then typing man readlink will tell you everything there is to know about the readlink command.
 
  


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