NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | AUTHOR | REPORTING BUGS | COPYRIGHT | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

READLINK(1)                     User Commands                    READLINK(1)

NAME         top

       readlink - print resolved symbolic links or canonical file names

SYNOPSIS         top

       readlink [OPTION]... FILE...

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

       Written by Dmitry V. Levin.

REPORTING BUGS         top

       GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report readlink translation bugs to
       <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://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         top

       readlink(2), realpath(1), realpath(3)

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

COLOPHON         top

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GNU coreutils 8.26              November 2016                    READLINK(1)