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

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>

Report readlink translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

SEE ALSO

readlink(2), realpath(1), realpath(3)

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/readlink>

or available locally via: info '(coreutils) readlink invocation'

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2017 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.