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Old 02-20-2008
Symlinks

Given a filename, is it possible to know haow many symbolic links are pointing to it? How can I tell?
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Old 02-21-2008
You have to use
Code:
find / -type l

which is expensive.
And if a filesystem with symlinks is not mounted at the time you don't see it.

See Perderabo's post:
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