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Python symbolic links mixed up

Using Ubuntu 16.04 Tried to set python 3.6 as default for the python3 command. I found what seemed to be the answer and quickly copy-pasted the following lines without carefully reading: $ sudo ...
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Host of issues stemming from too many symlink levels errors

On an AWS EC2 instance, I was upgrading imagemagick. Current installation was 6.8.x which is vulnerable, and I was moving it to 6.9.10-12 which if I read properly, I think it's patched. Somewhere ...
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Is there a way to get a list of symlinks pointing somewhere under a partition?

I have a mounted partition with a lot of data on it, much of it is useless, but I want to backup what is still used. I know that everything that is still in use has a symlink pointing to it, for ...
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/sbin/mkfs.fs acts like a binary file even though it's a symbolic link file

Considering the output from the ls command: $ ls -l /sbin/mkfs.ext4 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Aug 4 00:10 /sbin/mkfs.ext4 -> mke2fs $ type mkfs.ext4 mkfs.ext4 is hashed (/sbin/mkfs.ext4) mkfs....
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Symlink with seperate permissions on either side

How can I create a symlink that works kinda like this: There is a symlink in /home/user/ called "www" I want to make it so, "user" can go into the symlink, and everything be owned by "user" but in ...
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Nginx symlinks not indexing [closed]

I'm running nginx 1.10.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 Nginx dos not follow symlinks. it even not list the symlink in directory index: as you see in the image wgi is a symlink and it doesn't list in directory ...
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Is there anyway to create a link that acts just like a shortcut?

I have Ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS. I have the following folder on my system: /opt/JBoss_4.0.4.GA/server/default/deploy Also I have this symbolic link to that folder on my Desktop: JBoss deploy -> /opt/...
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What is a symbolic link made from? Understanding the structure of symlinks

I use Ubuntu 15.10 and I'm very new in Linux. After reading in Wikipedia what is a symbolic link in general, and after executing a symlink creation command in the Ubuntu Unix-bash terminal, I ought to ...
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How do I create a shortcut for a script, and run it as a .desktop file?

I have installed Teamspeak onto my Ubuntu 15.10 system. Teamspeak requires a script to be ran in-order to start. How can I create a symbolic link that is a .desktop so I can open the .desktop file, ...
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Samba does not show symlinks

I am using samba under ubuntu 14.04 and I try to share a folder which includes a symlink to a directory that lies on an external drive. If I access the samba share from other devices (like android ...
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'Docker' File System - Compatibility with Symbolic Links

The question is marked in bold if you wish to skip the explanation of our situation. I work as a developer for a server network. We deploy multiple instances of our servers. we have 5 types of server ...
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Getting “Protocol Error” when trying to create a symlink in Docker

I'm trying to setup a symlink, using the command ln -s /var/www/data/cache/widget/overlay/ /var/www/public_html/images/overlay but it outputs ln: failed to create symbolic link '/var/www/...
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Why do I get 'error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.6 cannot open shared object file' even after I run ldconfig?

The symlink libssl.so.6 shows up in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu, and I ran ldconfig but I still get this error: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No ...
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why are there links to links in system directories?

For example, the executable emacs: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Jun 9 2012 /usr/bin/emacs -> /etc/alternatives/emacs llrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Jun 9 2012 /etc/alternatives/emacs -> /...
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In Ubuntu, is there a way to virtually merge two folders without unionfs or aufs?

I've got a source control system at work that I can't modify which scatters a bunch of files in unfortunate places. My IDE expects these folders to be in a single unified location. Normally I'd just ...
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How does apache determine what directory to show from public_html?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and have configured apache to serve from ~/public_html. I am trying to serve some directory contents over http on LAN. When I did the following: ln -s ../Videos/android-...