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List all symbolic links in current directory

Terminal - List all symbolic links in current directory
find . -maxdepth 1 -type l
2012-12-30 20:49:28
User: Fidelix
Functions: find
0
List all symbolic links in current directory

Just added maxdepth

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Terminal - Alternatives
find /path -type l
2009-11-24 01:14:19
Functions: find
Tags: readlink
10

why go through the hard way? use find with -type l

ls -lah | grep ^l
2009-11-23 21:23:11
User: sudopeople
Functions: grep ls
Tags: readlink
5

Many competing commands to do this, but since most people want a Long list with Human readable files sizes and want to see All files (including hidden (.*) files) this one wins on simplicity and usefulness. Plus grep is just as, if not more portable than sed or awk, and is more widely understood. :)

\ls -1 | xargs -l readlink
2009-11-23 19:28:03
User: TeacherTiger
Functions: xargs
Tags: readlink
2

For those who don't have the symlinks command, you can use readlink. This command is not straightforward because readlink is very picky. The backslash in front of 'ls' means not to use an alias (e.g. color escape codes from an aliased 'ls' could mess up readlink), and the -1 (one) means to print the entries separated by newlines. xargs -l (the letter L) means to process each input separated by newlines as separate commands.

find /was61 -type l
find /was61 -type l

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