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namei - follow a pathname until a terminal point is found
uses its arguments as pathnames to any type
of Unix file (symlinks, files, directories, and so forth).
then follows each pathname until a terminal
point is found (a file, directory, char device, etc).
If it finds a symbolic link, we show the link, and start
following it, indenting the output to show the context.
This program is useful for finding a "too many levels of
symbolic links" problems.
For each line output,
outputs a the following characters to identify the file types found:
f: = the pathname we are currently trying to resolve
d = directory
l = symbolic link (both the link and it's contents are output)
s = socket
b = block device
c = character device
p = FIFO (named pipe)
- = regular file
? = an error of some kind
prints an informative message when
the maximum number of symbolic links this system can have has been exceeded.
- -l, --long
Use a long listing format (same as -m -o -v).
- -m, --modes
Show the mode bits of each file type in the style of ls(1),
for example 'rwxr-xr-x'.
- -o, --owners
Show owner and group name of each file.
- -n, --nosymlinks
Don't follow symlinks.
- -v, --vertical
Vertical align of modes and owners.
- -x, --mountpoints
Show mount point directories with a 'D', rather than a 'd'.
program was written by Roger Southwick <email@example.com>.
The program was re-written by Karel Zak <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
To be discovered.
The namei command is part of the util-linux-ng package and is available from
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