readlink

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
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COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 2020 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(2), realpath(1), realpath(3)

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



GNU coreutils 8.32                 March 2020                        READLINK(1)