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Re: all softlinks to a given file



On 9/28/07, Miner, Jonathan W (CSC) (US SSA)
<jonathan w miner baesystems com> wrote:
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> -----Original Message-----
> From:   fedora-list-bounces redhat com on behalf of Matthew Miller
> Sent:   Fri 09/28/2007 04:20 PM
> To:     For users of Fedora
> Cc:
> Subject:        Re: all softlinks to a given file
>
> On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 10:08:32PM +0200, Zoltan Szabo wrote:
> > Do you know an easy (fast) way to find all the softlinks to a given
> > file, using Fedora?
> > Example: in case of "S1 -> F, ...., SN -> F" the task is to find
> > S1, ..., SN given file F.
> > Any idea is appreciated,
>
>
>  find . -lname F
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> Matt -
>
> I tried that, but it's not foolproof:
>
> % ls -li
> 3815190 -rw-r--r-- 1 jminer iis  0 Sep 28 16:21 F
> 3815193 lrwxrwxrwx 1 jminer iis  1 Sep 28 16:22 S1 -> F
> 3815215 lrwxrwxrwx 1 jminer iis 11 Sep 28 16:23 S2 -> ../jminer/F
> % ls -Lli
> 3815190 -rw-r--r-- 1 jminer iis 0 Sep 28 16:21 F
> 3815190 -rw-r--r-- 1 jminer iis 0 Sep 28 16:21 S1
> 3815190 -rw-r--r-- 1 jminer iis 0 Sep 28 16:21 S2
> % find . -lname F -print
> ./S1
>
> It doesn't match S2 because the "names" don't match. However, it is a short and sweet solution, depending on what the OP intended.
>

If you want the whole kitchen sink: man symlinks


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