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Running a routine check on OS/X:

sudo find -L / -type l

reveals a lot of broken symbolic links. Many of them are in /Library or ~/Library. Quite some there in application settings.

Is it safe to delete those? (And why are they there?)

Some of them: /Applications/GIMP.app/Contents/Resources/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf /Applications/GIMP.app/Contents/Resources/etc/fonts/conf.d/20-unhint-small-vera.conf /Applications/GIMP.app/Contents/Resources/etc/fonts/conf.d/30-metric-aliases.conf /Applications/GIMP.app/Contents/Resources/etc/fonts/conf.d/30-urw-aliases.conf /Applications/GIMP.app/Contents/Resources/etc/fonts/conf.d/40-nonlatin.conf /Applications/GIMP.app/Contents/Resources/etc/fonts/conf.d/45-latin.conf /Applications/GIMP.app/Contents/Resources/etc/fonts/conf.d/49-sansserif.conf /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/FamilyCircle.framework/XPCServices /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ParsecUI.framework/XPCServices /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/TracesOSKit.framework/TracesOSKit /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/vCard.framework/XPCServices

  • Any examples of which paths specifically? – Simon Sheehan Sep 4 '16 at 16:58
  • @SimonSheehan samples addes – stwissel Sep 5 '16 at 10:39

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