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Name

readlink - display value of a symbolic link

Synopsis

readlink [OPTION]... FILE

Description

Display value of a symbolic link on standard output.

-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 newline

-q, --quiet,

-s, --silent
suppress most error messages

-v, --verbose
report error messages

--help display this help and exit

--version
output version information and exit

Author

Written by Dmitry V. Levin.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

See Also

The full documentation for readlink is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and readlink programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info readlink

should give you access to the complete manual.


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