8
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Symbolic link and sudo

I create a symbolic link: ln -s /tmp/folder1 /tmp/folder2 Then I go to /tmp/folder2 and run pwd: $ cd /tmp/folder2/ $ pwd /tmp/folder2 $ sudo pwd /tmp/folder1 # <-- This is the odd part Why ...
3
votes
3answers
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Prevent 'cd' remembering symbolic links traversed

Say you have directory ~/mytool that softlinks to /usr/local/mytool. Then cd mytool leaves your current directory as ~/mytool, which may cause scripts to behave incorrectly. Is there a way to avoid ...
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3answers
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How to list symbolic link chains?

Given this example: mkdir a ln -s a b ln -s b c ln -s c d If I execute: ls -l d It will show: d -> c Is there a way for ls or any other linux command to show d -> c -> b -> a ...
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5answers
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How to find the actual working directory?

When I try to find the current working directory at a linux command prompt (using "pwd"), it will show the directory with symbolic links included. For example, if I make a symbolic link and use it to ...