How To Find Symlink on Linux server
How To Find Symlink on Linux server? Now, a days sym/root hacking is famous and hacker can create a sym/root folder by using script.This is major security issues. how to find all the symbolic links under a particular directory using the “find” command.
What is symlink ?
In computing, a symbolic link (also symlink or soft link) is a special type of file that contains a reference to another file or directory in the form of an absolute or relative path and that affects pathname resolution
Use the below command to find symlink
[root ~ ]# find /home -type l
The above command will show the Symlink under the /home folder.
If you want to search sym/root folder under users account on server then run the below command in /home
[root ~ ]# cd /home [root ~ ]# find -lname /root
The above command will find sym/root folder under all the users but it will take time. There is another method which is described below.
Install mlocate on server using yum.
[root ~ ]# yum install mlocate -y
Once it is installed then run below command to update locate database.
[root ~ ]# updatedb
then run below command to search the server
[root ~ ]#locate sym/root
Above command will locate all the folder which is having symlink of root.