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The options ‘-H’, ‘-L’ or ‘-P’ may be specified at the start of the command line (if none of these is specified, ‘-P’ is assumed). If you specify more than one of these options, the last one specified takes effect (but note that the ‘-follow’ option is equivalent to ‘-L’).
find would follow a symbolic link, but cannot for any reason
(for example, because it has insufficient permissions or the link is
broken), it falls back on using the properties of the symbolic link
itself. Symbolic Links for a more complete description of how
symbolic links are handled.