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NAME

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

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Description
Author
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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 © 2011 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.


GNU coreutils 8.12.197-032bb READLINK (1) September 2011
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