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Old 06-23-2017, 12:08 PM   #1
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Find all symlinks and where they point to


I'm not having much luck running a command or commands that will find all the symlinks on a RHEL server and also tell me where they actually link to. Does anyone know how to do that?
 
Old 06-23-2017, 12:19 PM   #2
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To find all the symlinks
Code:
find / -type l
We can send these results to ls -l to see the links
Code:
find / -type l -exec ls -l {} \;
Since this will probably have access errors, send them to /dev/null
Code:
find / -type l -exec ls -l {} \; 2> /dev/null

But you don't want to find all of them (there's a ton of links for devices and such), you probably just want them in a specific directory, so replace `/` with the path you want to search (i.e. `/etc/` or `/home/user/`)

Last edited by Demosa; 06-23-2017 at 12:26 PM. Reason: Cleanup (code-blocks) - fixed
 
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Old 06-23-2017, 12:23 PM   #3
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for got tail end
Code:
sudo find / -type l -exec ls -l {} \; <--
Code:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 userx 1000 25 Jun 12  2012 /media/slack-mirror/slackware64-14.2/source/a/mkinitrd/busybox-dot-config -> busybox-dot-config.1.20.x
lrwxrwxrwx 1 userx 1000 11 Aug 23  2009 /media/slack-mirror/slackware64-14.2/isolinux/sbootmgr/RAWRITE13.EXE -> RAWRITE.EXE
lrwxrwxrwx 1 userx 1000 15 Aug 23  2009 /media/slack-mirror/slackware64-14.2/slackware64/PACKAGES.TXT -> ../PACKAGES.TXT
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Jun 18 05:14 /media/memory -> memory0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Jun 18 05:14 /media/floppy -> floppy0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Jun 18 05:14 /media/dvd -> dvd0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Jun 18 05:14 /media/cdrecorder -> cdrecorder0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Jun 18 05:14 /media/cdrom -> cdrom0

Last edited by BW-userx; 06-23-2017 at 12:25 PM.
 
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Old 06-23-2017, 12:25 PM   #4
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Thanks, fixed
 
Old 06-23-2017, 12:36 PM   #5
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Awesome, many thanks!
 
  


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