This program is useful for finding a "too many levels of symbolic links" problems.
For each line output, namei outputs a the following characters to identify the file types found:
f: = the pathname we are currently trying to resolve d = directory l = symbolic link (both the link and its contents are output) s = socket b = block device c = character device - = regular file ? = an error of some kind
Namei prints an informative message when the maximum number of symbolic links this system can have has been exceeded.
|-x||Show mount point directories with a D, rather than a d.|
|-m||Show the mode bits of each file type in the style of ls(1), for example rwxr-xr-x.|