Arch manual pages

READLINK(1) User Commands READLINK(1)

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/>

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.

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'
September 2017 GNU coreutils 8.28