This has today surfaced with filesystem hierarchy resembling below:
lrwxrwxrwx /opt/Testing -> /usr/local/bin/Testing
It translates into: /usr/locla/bin/Testing is a directory and /opt/Testing is a symbolic link to this directory. Within this directory lies a file test.t.
A developer was bewildered why, when he cds into /opt/Testing, following find the file:
find . -name test.t
and following does not:
find /opt/ -name test.t
Reason is simple. find, by default, will not follow symlinks to directories. There is an option for that: -follow.