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Find broken symlinks

Terminal - Find broken symlinks
find . -type l | xargs file | grep broken
2011-04-07 22:58:02
User: kineticrick
Functions: file find grep xargs
Find broken symlinks


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
find . -type l -xtype l
2012-05-15 08:24:47
Functions: find
Tags: find symlinks

This is much safer than using -L, because it will not follow links that point to places outside the target directory subtree (CWD, in this case). See here for explanation: http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/38691/9382

find /path/to/search -xtype l
2012-09-29 13:40:26
User: pooryorick
Functions: find

To understand why this is the equivalent of "find -L /path/to/search -type l, see http://ynform.org/w/Pub/FindBrokenSymbolicLinks or look at http://www.gnu.org/software/findutils/manual/html_mono/find.html

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Will break for symlinks which have white characters in name.

Comment by depesz 276 weeks and 6 days ago

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