List all symbolic links in current directory that matches regexp

find . -maxdepth 1 -type l -regextype posix-basic -regex '.*what[ev]er?.*'
If you want to search for all symlinks in current directory AND its subdirectories, make sure you omit the "-maxdepth 1" bit. Also, modify regextype as desired. I DO prefer to AVOID the use of extended regexp whenever possible, because this will usually only give correct results if you use GNU find. Hack a line containing ext-regexp into an HP-UX workstation, and you're in trouble.

2015-06-06 16:22:25

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