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READLINK(1)                      User Commands                     READLINK(1)



NAME
       readlink - print value of a symbolic link or canonical file name

SYNOPSIS
       readlink [OPTION]... FILE

DESCRIPTION
       Print value of a symbolic link or canonical file name

       -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 readlink bugs to bug-coreutilsATgnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>;
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>;
       Report readlink translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>;

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C)  2010  Free  Software  Foundation,  Inc.   License  GPLv3+:   GNU   GPL   version   3   or   later
       <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>;.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permit-
       ted by law.

SEE ALSO
       readlink(2)

       The full documentation for readlink is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and readlink  programs  are
       properly installed at your site, the command

              info coreutils 'readlink invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 8.4                 March 2017                       READLINK(1)