MirOS Manual: readlink(1)

READLINK(1)                  BSD Reference Manual                  READLINK(1)

NAME

     readlink - display target of symbolic link or realpath on standard

SYNOPSIS

     readlink [-fn] file

DESCRIPTION

     The readlink utility when invoked with the pathname of a symbolic link as
     its argument dereferences the symbolic link and prints the name of target
     on standard output. If the -f option is not specified and readlink is in-
     voked with an argument other than the pathname of a symbolic link, it ex-
     its with a nonzero exit code without printing anything.

     The options are as follows:

     -f      Canonicalize by following every symlink in every component of the
             given path recursively. readlink will resolve both absolute and
             relative paths and return the absolute pathname corresponding to
             file. The argument does not need to be a symbolic link.

     -n      Do not print a trailing newline character.

     The readlink utility exits 0 on success or >0 if an error occurred.

SEE ALSO

     readlink(2), realpath(3)

HISTORY

     The readlink utility first appeared in OpenBSD 2.1.

MirOS BSD #10-current          August 18, 1997                               1

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