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How to find any symbolic links that point outside a given folder tree?

I have a bunch of folders/files that are 10+ levels deep. How can I find any symbolic links that point outside this folder tree? I tried find -type l but this returns all soft links... even ...
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rsync to adapt links that have absolute paths to the location at destination

Would it be possible with rsync to adapt the absolute, symbolic links to a new location at the destination? Test case Imagine I have a link pointing to a file like this: ...
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Security of symlink to directory outside webroot set to 777?

I have a few websites that use the same cached weather reports so I wanted them all in the same folder. It seemed the most logical way to do this would be to but this folder outside of the webroot. It ...
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rsync invocation to replace symlinks pointing to source?

Currently I'm moving a big filesystem to a new server as the original fileserver is no longer able to handle the filesystem writes. To make this quick I made symlinks at the target filesystem ...
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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 ...
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Windows Server 2008 and Directory Symlinks

I have a shared Directory on my TeamCity Server, C:\Work which is about 9 GB and I want to move it to a separate Disk E:. When I copy the C:\Work to E:\Work and do mklink /D to make a symlink, the ...
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Software or script to find source of recursion/loop in directory?

As per title. I've noticed du and find commands can never finish but directory structure is very complex to search for loops etc by hand. I suspect there is one wrongly placed symlink there. Is there ...
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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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OEL Link a directory to another one

I have a Oracle Enterprise Linux Server that is serving a website at /var/www/html/, there is a directory inside /var/www/html/ called "Attachments". This directory is growing very big (around 17GB ...
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Symlink gitolite user directory to Apache sites-available

I have a gitolite development server and I'm trying to automate creation of new virtualhosts. I figured rather than try to have the gitolite user (non root) create new config files in ...
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apache wont follow symlinks | 403 permission denied

im using Ubuntu 14.04, and got problem with apache configuration: i created a Symlink in /var/www/html (the apache DocRoot since Ubuntu 14.04) torwards /home/me/myWebDirectory cd /var/www/html ln ...
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Tomcat - Symbolic link doesn't display images

I have a Java web app deployed on Tomcat 5.5.27 on CentOS 6.4 For certain images, I want to create a symbolic link to another directory. The application is deployed in the ...
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SOLVED — debian: follow symlink outside basedir giers error

Spoiler >> It was a caching issue in the used web application (TYPO3) and not an issue with apache, debian or symlinks. It is all good after using a shell to remove cache files I have several ...
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How do I see and delete an 'invisible / orhpaned' symbolic link?

There seems to be an invisible symbolic link on my system. First, I go to the /var/www directory and it shows nothing: # var/www# ls -la total 0 Next, I create a symbolic link and it is created ...
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Two website accounts on linux VPS sharing common files/directories via symlinks [closed]

I have two eCommerce sites currently on two different shared hosting platforms. The sites sell music digital downloads. They both sell the same music. I would like to move them to a VPS, and I would ...
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VirtualBox: issue with symlinks in shared folders

Some time ago there was a thread to exact the same problem: Can't create symlinks in virtualbox shared folders. Now it's closed (why?). So I start a new one, because I've got this issue now and cannot ...