I'm not sure how this happened, but I have a number of files that have becomed symlinked to themselves. It seems likely that there won't be any way to restore the files, but hopefully there is. Here is what ls -l says
lrwxrwxrwx 1 bob users 50 Sep 9 21:45 background.png -> /path/to/background.png
I tried unlinking one of the files, but unfortunately the file disappeared. I've also tried readlink. Readlink says that the path to the file is /path/to/background.png
Like I said, I really don't know how this happened. I am inheriting all these files from a previous admin. Is there any recourse?