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How do I find broken symlinks automatically on Windows?

Not sure if this is bad style, but I'm asking this question here because I couldn't find the answer elsewhere, and then I worked out one solution on my own. I'd be interested to see other people's ...
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MySQL, NFS and symbolic links

I have been migrating an older server running apache2 + mysql under ubuntu to a new server running debian (wheezy). The migration works fine while the databases are storted localy (in our case ...
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Symbolic link type change on Window Server

We have been using symbolic intensively to archive historic files. An automatic script would create symbolic links regularly based on certain criteria. Users don't experience inconvenience as the soft ...
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Setup symbolic link where users can access it with FTP

I have a folder on a server where a client of mine has a bunch of folders that they upload images and what not for a site, I do a symbolic link to those folders to the root of the website. This way I ...
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Allow certain users to access a specific directory?

I'm trying to figure out how to allow certain users who are also me to access a directory of files that I want to use for all of my users. The files I want to use are on account1 in the directory ...
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Perform rsync while following sym links

I have a directory that contains symbolic links to other directories located on different media on my system: /opt/lun1/2011 /opt/lun1/2010 /opt/lun2/2009 /opt/lun2/2008 /opt/lun3/2007 But the ...
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Tomcat7 pointing to a symbolic link WAR [closed]

I have Tomcat7 running on a Linux server. Tomcat is pointing to a symbolic link WAR for my application. The link is pointing to the actual WAR. I am looking to upgrade the app. What I have done is ...
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Linux disk usage analyser that acts like symlinks are real files

I am using git-annex, an extension to the DVCS git, which is designed for handling large files. It makes heavy use of symlinks. The actual large files are moved to the .git/annex directory and the ...
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Can I upload files to one Windows share and expose them on another?

So I've got a Windows server with a couple of fileshares, call them ShareA and ShareB. ShareA is read/write accessible to only a couple of admins, and ShareB is read-only for all. The files on the ...
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Create NTFS symbolic links from within Linux

Is there a Linux utility that can create NTFS symbolic links? That is, a link on an NTFS partition that points to another NTFS folder - one that will work within Windows 7, specifically. I wish to ...
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EMC Networker and symbolic links

When investigating EMC Networker setup, I found a strange issue. I have a job set up to save /oracle from a server. On that server, /oracle is a symbolic link to /TEMPORAL/oracle When I check the ...
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Linux softlink to folder with date in path

I have a logging system, which writes logfiles on a daily base into subdirectories like the following: /var/log/xyz/2015/03/10/log.log In my home dir (or anywhere else), i want a softlink to the ...
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Apache 2: symlinks for readonly-mounted filesystems

I have a large data repository that, for security, I wish to keep mounted read-only for a VM running Ubuntu 14.04. This VM runs an Apache server, and I wish to symbolically-link certain files from ...
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Show symbolic links AND their targets in web directory listing (apache)

Listing a directory content with ls -l shows this output: total 12 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Dec 11 16:38 2.3 drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 Dec 11 16:38 2.4 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Dec 11 16:38 ...
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Windows symbolic link on network share with XP clients

I have a windows 2008 R2 server which has a folder shared out. Within this folder I have created a symbolic link. This works fine for Win 7 machines in the organisation, however there are a number of ...
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Enabling the URL of a folder connected via symlink

Scenario Description: In my workplace we have a DomainController and use TerminalServices. There are different types of servers running on the DC (e.g. webapi , app). The dev guys developing the API ...
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Native Symlink Windows 2008 r2 with cygwin

Is it possible for me to create an ssh session on windows which then does some folder/file manipulation and then creates a NATIVE windows symlink. i.e. a symlink that will be recognised by IIS and ...
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Why do some host volumes in Docker containers give the error “too many levels of symbolic links”?

I'm running docker with a host directory mounted: $ docker run -v /usr/groups/thing -ti imagename /bin/bash Files in /usr/groups/thing/foo are accessible: # ls /usr/groups/thing/foo a b c But ...
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how to update a symbolic link target (ln -f -s not working)

I'm using ln -f -s /var/www/html/releases/build1390 app-current to update symbolic link "app-current" with a new destination. However, this doesn't work, the link "app-current" keeps it ...
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How to add symbolic link as webapp to webapps in Tomcat 7 on Linux?

Setup I use Apache Tomcat 7 on an Arch linux distribution, and my webapps directory is located at /usr/share/tomcat7/webapps. In this directory one should create a directory, and put META-INF and ...
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How to replicate apache configuration locally ( maintain 2nd level domain structure, symlinks )

I'm a student developer working for a college doing dev work for 1 department (~11 sites). The current workflow is as follows: SFTP into the staging server edit files when done, use a web utility ...
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Preserving existing destination symlinks with rsync

I am using rsync to keep a local debian repository updated. Recently, the disk I am using to store it started running low on space, so I decided to use symlinks to allow me to move some of the ...
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Include folder for certain www host outside document root folder

Ubuntu 12.04, running on Apache server. I wonder if that is possible to run/access from browser html/php file from other than document root location let's say from folder /testfolder on the root So ...
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Apache .htaccess set different password for symlink

I got a domain with a website that can be reached by two urls, mydomain.com/pathA and mydomain.com/pathB. But they are actually the same directory on the server. It contains a MediaWiki ...
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nginx symlinks permission denied / 403 Forbidden on Mac OSX

So I have an nginx server running on Mac OSX and I am trying to create a symlink in my nginx www directory from somewhere else. In the browser I get the wonderful 403 Forbidden error. I have also ...
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Performance hit from moving DB to another drive symlink?

We're considering moving one database (there are 4 of them in total) with InnoDB tables, to a separate partition in a Ubuntu 14.04 VPS. This DB gets read/write intensive (500 writes per sec, about ...
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Replacing files with symlinks takes more space - Fedora19 EXT4

Background: We are using PHP CacheLite. In order to have a human readable path to cache files cache_{hash}_{hash}, there is a symbolic link that is more descriptive of the cache contents. We ...
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Find out symbolic link target via command line

Say that I setup a symbolic link: ln -s /root/Public/mytextfile.txt /root/Public/myothertextfile.txt is there a way to see what the target of myothertextfile.txt is using the command line?
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How to access original files from before a symlink gets updated, which have since been moved to another dir

We have a website and our deployment process goes somewhat like the following (with lots of irrelevant steps excluded) echo "Remove previous, if it exists, we don't need that anymore" rm -rf ...
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How to create a symbolic link without using ln?

I deleted a critical symbolic link - libc.so.6. I have the file it should point at, but the basic commands such as ln or wget won't work anymore due to the link missing. However, echo or other Bash ...
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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 ...
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How do I write a script that compares folder/symbolic-link names from two diffrent folders?

I need help in writing a script to create symbolic links. Here is a script that I have been running on background. #!/bin/bash SOURCE="/home/$USER/www" DEST="/var/www" while true; do find $SOURCE ...
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mysql load_file() function always return null for symbolic link

i have installed new database server on ubuntu mysql version is 5.5.35 im trying to execute select load_file('/usr/home/aaa.com/medya_data/ver.txt') and im sure ver.txt file is exist but ...
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DegradedArray event after rsync but later mdadm and smartctl do not show any issue

I have in my cron rsync active and I started to get emails after each rsync This is an automatically generated mail message from mdadm running on titan707 A DegradedArray event had been detected on ...
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Fixing Shared PCRE Library on CentOS

This is less a question about PCRE, and more a question about updating shared libraries. The distribution of CentOS I'm running only allows for yum upgrades to version 6.6, or somewhere similar. I'm ...
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ln -s vs mount --bind

Is there any practical difference between using ln -s or mount --bind? I want to move some folders to another partition, without changing their daemon setting, and wonder what approach I should take. ...
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Apache2: Use target name of symlink for Content-Type mapping

I am working on a web application that need to serve a number of continuously updated documents at static URLs, but the Content-Type of the documents differs (it's either JPEG or SVG). If the document ...
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install vmware tools in zeroshell 2.0

Situation I'm using the 2.0 RC2 iso from http://www.zeroshell.org in a VMware ESXi 5.1 virtual machine and am trying to adapt the instructions on HowTo: vmware-tools in ZeroShell for v2.0 as the file ...
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Apache: Serve one directory in two virtualhosts

I try share a WordPress plugin directory between two sites. The problem is that the scripts are working but not the URLS. They are output in a strage way that the path is in there when it should not. ...
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Create a symlink to a serial port

I have a software that outputs some info to a text file. Now I want to redirect that output to a serial port. The file name is hard coded in the software. So I decided to create a symlink to the ...
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creating a drive (letter) that is a link to a folder [closed]

on my home pc I want to simplify things when it falls to accessing my home folder, so I would like to make my c:\Users\myusername folder pointing to a virtual drive created ad-hoc, such as Y:. In this ...
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Porting Site Created On Windows Apache Server to Linux Apache Server - Symlinks disappear

I created a site on a testing server on my local Windows machine, and now I wish to port it to a remote server which is Linux. Both sites running under Apache. To create symlinks on Windows, is ...
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Samba mount isn't following a symlink

I am running two servers and wish to mount a directory on one from the other. For various reasons, I wish to use Samba (smbfs) rather than NFS. ServerA mounts ServerB with this in the fstab: ...
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How do I find circular symbolic links?

I'm working on a HP-UX system and I want to find if there are any circular symbolic links. So far I'm using the command: ls -lrt `find ./ -follow -type l` But it's only doing ls -lrt on current ...
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How to rename junction without breaking link

If I rename a folder which is the target of a (or multiple) junction, is there any way to update all the junctions to point to the renammed folder instead of just breaking?
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Apache acting strange on symlinks [duplicate]

I have a VPS with CentOS and I'm facing a very strange behavior by Apache webserver. I started this server with 50GB of disk space and soon I ran out of space so I asked maintenance department and ...
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Tomcat 6.0 fails to read symlink symbolic link file

This is what I have my /tomcat/conf/context.xml <Context> <Resource name="jdbc/black" driverClassName="oracle.jdbc.OracleDriver" auth="Container" ...
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delete empty file link

I accidently made a link and can't delete that: big:~# ls -al total 88 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 May 28 18:10 -> /etc/apache2/ssl/apache.pem drwx------ 8 root root 4096 May 29 01:45 . ...
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Disk Writes to Mounted EBS Volume Not Logged in Monitor

I have an EBS volume specifically dedicated to storing remote backups via rsync. This volume is attached and mounted to an EC2 instance. The user mediating backups has access to this volume via a ...
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Mount --bind versus symlinks

Linux server /www/website directory is my html directory Want users to ftp to /user/website/public_html directory which is chrooted and limited to ftp only access I currently accomplish this via ...