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Old 08-30-2012
ls on a symbolic link

Hi all,

Can anyone please confirm if the command below is the only way that I can get what the symbolic link is set to?
Code:
mnlxd110(oracle)[posd2]/db/posd2/dba$: ls -l | grep "^l"
lrwxrwxrwx   1 oracle   dba           28 Aug  9  2011 bdump -> diag/rdbms/posp1/posp1/trace
mnlxd110(oracle)[posd2]/db/posd2/dba$: ls -l | grep "^l" | awk '{ print $11 }'
diag/rdbms/posp1/posp1/trace
mnlxd110(oracle)[posd2]/db/posd2/dba$:

Is there any way to run some sort of ls -1 that will do the same thing as above?

Feedback much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Last edited by Franklin52; 08-30-2012 at 04:26 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for data and code samples
# 2  
Old 08-30-2012
You can combine grep and awk into one awk statement and optimize for different column counts in ls -l:
Code:
ls -l | awk '$1 ~ /^l/ { print $NF }'

or you could use find with readlink (assuming you have readlink installed):
Code:
find . -type l -exec readlink {} \;

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# 3  
Old 08-30-2012
If available on your system, try
Code:
stat -c "%F %N"

# 4  
Old 08-30-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by RudiC
If available on your system, try
Code:
stat -c "%F %N"

Hi,

Thanks for your reply, unfortunately, got no stat. the suggestion from hergp seems to the best solution, making use of NF, got no readlink as well Smilie-
# 5  
Old 08-30-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by newbie_01
got no readlink as well Smilie-
"readlink" would be the alias/scriptname you give to his "ls ... | awk ..." line. Either turn this line into a script (filename would be in "$1") /along/your/$PATH/readlink and flag it executable or define an alias:

Code:
alias readlink='ls....'

I hope this helps.

bakunin
# 6  
Old 08-30-2012
Hi,

Try below command too
Code:
ll | cut -f2 -d">"


Last edited by Franklin52; 08-30-2012 at 09:46 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for data and code samples
# 7  
Old 08-30-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by priyak
Hi,

Try below command too
Code:
ll | cut -f2 -d">"

And what is ll? I assume it's an alias for long listing. But, not everybody will have it set, right?

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