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Old 05-21-2008
Question regarding lm file

How to know where a ln file point to.ln files is soft link which point to some file.
I want to get the absolute path of that file which my lm files pointing to.
# 2  
Old 05-21-2008
You mean how can you find out wich file directory entries are hard links to the same file? They will point to the same inode number (which you can see with ls -i) but there is no quick way to find which other directory entries point to that, you will basically have to scan the entire device to find the other(s).
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Old 05-22-2008
No i want to mean ln files is linking to some file or folder right.I want to know which file its point to.You can say its target location i want to know.
# 4  
Old 05-22-2008
The destination of a symbolic link? The readlink command will display it, or you can use ls -l or file and post-process the output. If you don't have readlink you can easily simulate it with Perl, too:

Code:
perl -le 'print readlink shift' /path/to/resolve

# 5  
Old 05-22-2008
exactly #ls -l
# 6  
Old 05-22-2008
Thank you very much both of you
 
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