print resolved symbolic links or canonical file names
Get the actual file to which the symlink points
Get the absolute path to a file
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
- -s, --silent
suppress most error messages (on by default)
- -v, --verbose
report error messages
- -z, --zero
end each output line with NUL, not newline
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
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This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
readlink(2), realpath(1), realpath(3) Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/readlink> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) readlink invocation'
Written by Dmitry V. Levin.