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READLINK(1) User Commands READLINK(1)

NAME

readlink – print resolved symbolic links or canonical file names

SYNOPSIS

readlink [OPTION]… FILE…

DESCRIPTION

Print value of a symbolic link or canonical file name

-f, –canonicalize
canonicalize by following every symlink in every component of
the given name recursively; all but the last component must
exist

-e, –canonicalize-existing
canonicalize by following every symlink in every component of
the given name recursively, all components must exist

-m, –canonicalize-missing
canonicalize by following every symlink in every component of
the given name recursively, without requirements on components
existence

-n, –no-newline
do not output the trailing delimiter

-q, –quiet,

-s, –silent
suppress most error messages

-v, –verbose
report error messages

-z, –zero
end each output line with NUL, not newline

–help display this help and exit

–version
output version information and exit

AUTHOR

Written by Dmitry V. Levin.

REPORTING BUGS

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COPRYRIGHT

Copyright © 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU
GPL version 3 or later .
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

readlink, realpath, realpath

Full documentation at:
or available locally via: info ‘(coreutils) readlink invocation’

GNU coreutils 8.25 February 2016 READLINK(1)