List all symbolic links in current directory that matches regexp

perl -e 'print map { -l and $_ .= "\n" } <libxml*>'
Perl alternative to list symlinks with a clumsy regexp filter: place the regex instead of he example 'libxml' and end it with a wildchar to see the results (previous cd on dir). Is it possible change the '-l' test for '-d' and it will search for directories. [Same applies for -x and -X. See $(perldoc -f -x) for more tests]. I use it quite often when dealing with shared libraries...
Sample Output
libxml++-1.0.so.1
libxml++-2.6.so
libxml++-2.6.so.2
libxml++.so.1
libxml2.so
libxml2.so.2

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By: MarxBro
2012-10-12 04:50:43

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What Others Think

File name expansion and regexp are not the same thing. Anyway, shorter versions I can think of: ls libxml* | perl -nle 'print if -l' perl -le '-l && print for <libxml*>'
seungwon · 297 weeks ago
File name expansion and regexp are not the same thing. Anyway, shorter versions I can think of: ls libxml* | perl -nle 'print if -l' perl -le '-l && print for <libxml*>'
seungwon · 297 weeks ago
I know is not the same, I just like to think it as a clumsy regexp-like filter. :)
MarxBro · 296 weeks and 3 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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