READLINK(1) User Commands READLINK(1)
readlink - print resolved symbolic links or canonical file names
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 -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
Written by Dmitry V. Levin.
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readlink(2), realpath(1), realpath(3) Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/readlink> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) readlink invocation'
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Pages that refer to this page: basename(1), dirname(1), realpath(1), mount(2), readlink(2), unshare(2), namespaces(7), mount(8)