readlink - display target of symbolic link on standard output
readlink [-fn] file
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 readlink is invoked with an argument
the pathname of a symbolic link, it exits with a nonzero exit code without
The options are as follows:
-f Canonicalize by following every symlink in every
component of the
given path recursively.
-n Do not print a trailing newline character.
The readlink utility exits 0 on success or >0 if an error
The readlink utility first appeared in OpenBSD 2.1.
OpenBSD 3.6 August 18, 1997
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