[Techtalk] symlinks

Ben Knowles adric at adric.net
Fri Aug 3 15:59:27 UTC 2007


Sorry if I'm a bit late, but I have been tangling with some nasty full 
symlinks on a migration I'm doing and have found the symlinks program 
quite helpful. It provide a little more verbosity than the basic find 
command.  I just used 'apt-get install symlinks' , and a quick google 
turned up this TAG page with some hints for other distros:


Maria McKinley wrote:
> Cynthia Kiser wrote:
>> Quoting Maria McKinley <maria at shadlen.org>:
>>> Does anyone know if there is a way of finding if/where there are 
>>> symlinks in a directory (other than going through and looking at ls -l 
>>> in every subdirectory? 
>> find . -type l -print
>> <snip>
>> I don't know what the failure mode would be. From my 30 seconds of
>> google-acquired knowledge about netatalk, I would say that old Mac's
>> didn't have symlinks, so the appletalk protocol doesn't specify how
>> they would be treated. What are you using netatalk to do and that
>> might help folks guess what might be problematic.
> Hey, thanks for the command. People like to mount their home directories 
> on their macs. It looks like currently, the links just act like links on 
> the mac the same way they do on linux.
> ~maria
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