cleanlinks(1)cleanlinks(1)NAMEcleanlinks - remove dangling symbolic links and empty directories
The cleanlinks program searches the directory tree descended from the
current directory for symbolic links whose targets do not exist, and
removes them. It then removes all empty directories in that directory
cleanlinks is useful for cleaning up a shadow link tree created with
lndir(1) after files have been removed from the real directory.
A message will be printed upon encountering each dangling symlink and
The version of the cleanlinks included in this X.Org Foundation release
was originally written by David Dawes wrote as a part of XFree86.
Colin Watson wrote this manual page, originally for the Debian Project.
X Version 11 imake 1.0.5 cleanlinks(1)