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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

       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


AUTHOR

       Written by Dmitry V. Levin.


REPORTING BUGS

       GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report    readlink   translation   bugs   to   <https://translationpro-
       ject.org/team/>


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       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(1), realpath(1), realpath(3)

       Full  documentation  at:  <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/read-
       link>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) readlink invocation'



GNU coreutils 8.29               December 2017                     readlink(1)

coreutils 8.29 - Generated Sat Jan 6 08:41:24 CST 2018
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