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Old 02-21-2005, 04:05 PM   #1
willywonka
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Question Symbolic links work, but still flash red.


I have a Redhat 7 Box running as a web server, and I came into work today to find that all the symbolic links flash red in terminal. The funny thing is, all the symbolic links still work. I have tried removing them and recreating them.

The system has been up and running for 110 days without any problems. I guess it isn't a huge issue because everything works, but it is very strange.

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Old 02-21-2005, 04:32 PM   #2
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symlinks can do odd things. for example the symlinks could be using a relative path, e.g. ../bin/realfile. this whole directory could actually be being linked from somewhere else though, to another location. i.e. somewhere where ../bin/realfile does work as a valid path. find a link that appears broken and use "locate" or "find" to track down any other existances of that file, maybe that's a link in the correct place? if you provide some example ls output so we can see what's happening i'd expect it can be explained away.
 
  


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