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Terminal - Commands tagged symbolic link - 3 results
ls -la | grep ^l
find -L / -samefile /path/to/file -exec ls -ld {} +
2011-04-27 06:14:15
User: eightmillion
Functions: find ls
17

This command finds and prints all the symbolic and hard links to a file. Note that the file argument itself be a link and it will find the original file as well.

You can also do this with the inode number for a file or directory by first using stat or ls or some other tool to get the number like so:

stat -Lc %i file

or

ls -Hid file

And then using:

find -L / -inum INODE_NUMBER -exec ls -ld {} +
type () { if [ "$1" = "-c" ]; then shift; for f in "$@"; do ff=$(builtin type -p "$f"); readlink -f "$ff"; done; else builtin type $typeopts "$@"; fi; }
2011-04-07 18:57:51
User: splante
Functions: readlink type
0

The "type" builtin command is handy to find out what executable will be used if you issue a command. But on some distros, particularly when using /etc/alternatives, certain executables get buried under layers and layers of symbolic links and it becomes hard to find which one.

If you put the above command in your .bashrc, it adds a "-c" option to the type command that will weed through the symbolic links and prints the actual file that will be executed.