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Old 06-24-2002
find and sym links

Would I be correct in assuming that find doesn't bother recursivley searching down sim links. (It doesn't seem to so I guess it doesn't!!!) Is there anyway to make it do so?
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Old 06-24-2002
Use -follow on the find command.
# 3  
Old 06-24-2002
According to the OS, it may be following by default.

Solaris:
-follow
Always true; causes symbolic links to be followed.
When following symbolic links, find keeps track of the
directories visited so that it can detect infinite
loops; for example, such a loop would occur if a sym-
bolic link pointed to an ancestor. This expression
should not be used with the -type l expression.

You want to check on your OS. HP-UX does not do it by default.
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Old 06-24-2002
Excellent.... tis working. Possibly warranted a rtfm response that one.

I don't think that it would ever follow by default.....based on that excert from man that you've posted RTM, I would take that to mean that it will always perform the function when this flag is set.

I have SunOS 5.6......and if definitley doesn't follow by default....I don't see anywhere that I can define this either.:o
 

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