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READLINK

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: April 2010
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NAME

readlink - print value of a symbolic link or canonical file name  

SYNOPSIS

readlink [OPTION]... FILE  

DESCRIPTION

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 newline
-q, --quiet,
-s, --silent
suppress most error messages
-v, --verbose
report error messages
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit
 

AUTHOR

Written by Dmitry V. Levin.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report readlink bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
Report readlink translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2010 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

readlink(2)

The full documentation for readlink is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and readlink programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info coreutils 'readlink invocation'

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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