LinuxQuestions.org

LinuxQuestions.org (/questions/)
-   Linux - Newbie (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/)
-   -   Symbolic links? (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/symbolic-links-86195/)

TongueTied 08-27-2003 05:43 AM

Symbolic links?
 
How can you tell if you have a symbolic link or not? Will one of the options for ls point it out?

slakmagik 08-27-2003 05:50 AM

ls -l shows

foo -> fooforreal

which indicates a symlink.

-- Oh, and 'file foo' will id symlinks or whatever else it may be, too.

-- And oh again - 'man ls' will explain all of 'ls's options. Man is one stop shopping for a lot of things.

TongueTied 08-27-2003 05:54 AM

Thanks

slakmagik 08-27-2003 06:00 AM

Sure thing. And I just noticed the 1 post, 2 posts. Welcome to LQ. :)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:00 AM.