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On 2020-07-27 at 20:20:08 +0200,
Termoregolato <waste at is.invalid> wrote:

> Il 26/07/20 20:39, Dennis Lee Bieber ha scritto:
> 
> > Since symbolic links are essentially just short files containing the
> > path to the eventual target file/directory, with an OS flag that the file
> > is a link
> 
> Yes, I use them massively to give to a lot of directories a kind of order,
> depending on their contents. It's simple to see if link is broken, but not
> if they're duplicate

If you know where the symlinks can be, then find and collect them into a
dictionary whose keys are the *targets* and whose values are a list of
the symlinks that point to that target.  Then it's easy to spot the
targets that have more than one symlink.

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