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dpkg-realpath(1)               dpkg suite               dpkg-realpath(1)

NAME         top

       dpkg-realpath - print the resolved pathname with DPKG_ROOT

SYNOPSIS         top

       dpkg-realpath [option...] pathname

DESCRIPTION         top

       dpkg-realpath is a tool (since dpkg 1.20.1) to resolve a
       pathname, that takes the dpkg(1) root directory into account,
       either implicitly from the DPKG_ROOT environment variable or from
       the command-line --root or --instdir options, and returns an
       absolute pathname relative to the root directory.  The root
       directory must not be prefixed to the pathname to be resolved.

       This is intended to be used by other dpkg helpers, or by
       maintainer scripts instead of using realpath(1) or readlink(1) to
       canonicalize pathnames, as these latter commands do not support
       canonicalization relative to a different root than /.

       This program was introduced in dpkg 1.20.1.

OPTIONS         top

       -z, --zero
           Use a NUL byte to end output lines instead of a new line
           character (since dpkg 1.20.6).

       --instdir directory
       --root directory
           Set the root directory to directory, which is the base
           directory that pathnames get canonicalized against.  Defaults
           to «/» if DPKG_ROOT has not been set.

       -?, --help
           Show the usage message and exit.

           Show the version and exit.

ENVIRONMENT         top

           If set and the --instdir or --root options have not been
           specified, it will be used as the filesystem root directory.

           Sets the color mode.  The currently accepted values are: auto
           (default), always and never.

SEE ALSO         top

       realpath(1), readlink(1).

COLOPHON         top

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