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Find dead symbolic links

Terminal - Find dead symbolic links
find . -type l | perl -lne 'print if ! -e'
2009-12-01 19:08:45
Functions: find perl
Find dead symbolic links


There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
find -L -type l
2014-07-22 19:52:18
Functions: find

-L tells find to follow symbolic links, so -type l will only return links it can't follow (i.e., those that are broken).

find -type l -xtype l

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What others think

There's a handy command from the eponymous package (under Debian) : symlinks.

You can remove all dangling links while finding them:

symlinks: scan/change symbolic links - v1.2 - by Mark Lord

Usage: symlinks [-crsv] dirlist

Flags: -c == change absolute/messy links to relative

-d == delete dangling links

-r == recurse into subdirs

-s == shorten lengthy links

-v == verbose (show all symlinks)

Comment by penkoad 436 weeks and 6 days ago

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