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READLINK

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2007
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NAME

readlink - display value of a symbolic link  

SYNOPSIS

readlink [OPTION]... FILE  

DESCRIPTION

Display value of a symbolic link on standard output.

-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 bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. 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 readlink

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO




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