print resolved symbolic links or canonical file names
readlink [ OPTION ]... FILE ...
Note realpath(1) is the preferred command to use for canonicalization functionality.
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 (on by default)
-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
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