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Old 10-13-2005, 02:53 AM   #1
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How to search for files that are symbolic links pointing to a particular file?

Eg. Both /home/user1/file1 and /home/user2/file2 are files that are symbolic links to /etc/init.d/testscript.

Is there a command that can search for all files that are symbolic links pointing to /etc/init.d/testscript? For this example, results should be returning /home/user1/file1 and /home/user2/file2.

Old 10-13-2005, 07:32 AM   #2
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You can try something like this:
find / -type -l | while read link ; do
readlink ${link} | grep -q testscript && echo ${link}
You can substitute "find /" with "find <whereveryouwanttosearch>" and "testscript" with whatever filename the links should point to.



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