bash - How to resolve symbolic links in a shell script

bash - How to resolve symbolic links in a shell script

Given an absolute or relative path(in a Unix-like system), I would like to determine the full path of the target after resolving any intermediate symlinks. Bonus points for also resolving ~username no…


Find broken symlinks with Python

If I call os.stat() on a broken symlink, python throws an OSError exception. This makes it useful for finding them. However, there are a few other reasons that os.stat() might throw a similar excepti…


macos - What is the Unix command to create a hardlink to a directory in OS X?

How do you create a hardlink(as opposed to a symlink or a Mac OS alias) in OS X that points to a directory? I already know the command "ln target destination" but that only works when the target is a…



How can I get Git to follow symlinks?

Is my best be going to be a shell script which replaces symlinks with copies, or is there another way of telling Git to follow symlinks? PS: I know it's not very secure, but I only want to do it in a…


Symlink in windows XP

The question is how to make the similar thing like symlink in windows like in*nix. It's really hard to write whole path to the file in console(even using[tab], it's not the way if you need to chan…


linux - Is there a way to check if there are symbolic links pointing to a directory?

I have a folder on my server to which I had a number of symbolic links pointing. I've since created a new folder and I want to change all those symbolic links to point to the new folder. I'd consider…


How to get/set logical directory path in python

In python is it possible to get or set a logical directory(as opposed to an absolute one). For example if I have:/real/path/to/dir and I have/linked/path/to/dir linked to the same directory. using…


unix - What is the difference between a symbolic link and a hard link?

Recently I was asked this during a job interview. I was honest and said I knew how a symbolic link behaves and how to create one, but do not understand the use of a hard link and how it differs from a…


c++ - How do I create a symlink in Windows Vista?

I am looking to create symlinks(soft links) from Java on a Windows Vista/ 2008 machine. I'm happy with the idea that I need to call out to the JNI to do this. I am after help on the actual C code th…


linux - Remove a symlink to a directory

I have a symlink to an important directory. I want to get rid of that symlink, while keeping the directory behind it. I tried rm and get back rm: cannot remove 'foo'. I tried rmdir and got back rmdi…




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