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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     readlink - display target of symbolic link on standard  output

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     readlink [-fn] file

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     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
other than
     the pathname of a symbolic link, it exits 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.

     -n      Do not print a trailing newline character.

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

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The readlink utility first appeared in OpenBSD 2.1.

OpenBSD      3.6                          August     18,     1997
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