Find dead symbolic links

find . -type l | perl -lne 'print if ! -e'

2009-12-01 19:08:45

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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)
penkoad · 607 weeks 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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