Find broken symlinks

find . -type l ! -exec test -e {} \; -print
Locate broken symlinks in the current directory. Also useful, to remove broken links: find . -type l ! -exec test -e {} \; -print0 | xargs -0 rm

2009-02-18 15:34:25

What Others Think

There is also a utility called "symlinks" on some Linux systems which is much easier to type out. 'symlinks -r . | grep dangling' would be the same as the first use. 'symlinks -rd .' will recursively delete dangling links.
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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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