- May 24, 2010
One one hand, I use a lot of symbolic links. On the other hand this leads to much duplication when backing up to an external hard drive unless the "/L" parameter is used, but I would assume that those copied symbolic links point to the location of the directory on the internal hard disk that is the source of the backup. (This is actually OK other than the fact that I'd like to know that the links exist.) So the question is this: Is there any way to get a listing of all of the symbolic links on a hard drive and where they "point" to? The "dir" command will tell you that a directory is a symbolic link/junction and what it points to but will not tell you (on the same line as is done when using the "/F" parameter) what directory contains the symbolic link/junction. "Dir /F" will tell you the full path to a symbolic link/junction but not that it is a symbolic link/junction much less what the symbolic link/junction points to. "PDIr" iif any field selection parameters are supplied doesn't show what a symbolic link/junction points to and there is no field-selection parameter that I can see that gives you this information. So is there any way short of writing a program/batch file that I can get this information?