ihue ihue - 5 months ago 8
Linux Question

How can I fix red symbolic link in Linux ?

I did

ls -l /usr/bin/python


I got

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How can I fix that red symbolic link ?

Answer

ls -l /usr/bin/python will only show the symbolic link.

Use ls -l /usr/bin/ | grep python2.7 to see if python2.7 is in the directory.

The output should be something like this:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           9 Jun  3 16:39 python -> python2.7
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root           9 Jun  3 16:39 python2 -> python2.7
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     3550168 Jun  3 02:29 python2.7

The above shows the binary python2.7 and two symbolic links pointing to it.

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