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readlink - Unix, Linux Command


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NAME

readlink - display value of a symbolic link

SYNOPSIS

readlink [OPTION]... FILE

DESCRIPTION

Display value of a symbolic link on standard output.

TagDescription
-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 bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

readlink is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and readlink programs are properly installed at your site, the command
TagDescription
info readlink
should give you access to the complete manual.

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