recursive folders /usr/local/cpanel/perl/auto/auto/auto/auto...

bigste

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I've got this recursive folder structure going on in my server, is it normal

/usr/local/cpanel/perl/auto/auto/auto/auto.......

the auto is a link that points to "." which is obviously the current folder, so it just keeps going round and round.

It's not much of a problem until I'm trying to copy stuff or back up that folder.
 

cPanelDon

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When copying you may want to add CLI switches or options that avoid following symlinks but that still copy and retain the actual symlink. For example, if using "cp" to copy recursively it should be possible to achieve this behavior using the "-a" or "--archive" switch.

Reference command:
Code:
# man cp