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List all symbolic links in a directory matching a string

Terminal - List all symbolic links in a directory matching a string
find directory -type l -lname string
2014-05-02 14:44:24
User: gumption
Functions: find
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List all symbolic links in a directory matching a string

Finds all symbolic links in the specified directory which match the specified string pattern.

I used this when upgrading from an Apple-supported version of Java 6 (1.6.0_65) to an Oracle-supported version (1.7.0_55) on Mac OS X 10.8.5 to find out which executables were pointing to /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/Current/Commands (Apple version) vs. /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_55.jdk/Contents/Home/bin (Oracle version). However, it appears the current JDK installation script already takes care of modifying the links.

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