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RocketLink!--> Man page versions: OpenBSD RedHat

READLINK(1)                OpenBSD Reference Manual                READLINK(1)

     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 other than
     the pathname of a symbolic link, it exits with a non-zero exit code with-
     out printing anything.

     The following options are available:

     -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 occurred.


     The readlink utility first appeared in OpenBSD 2.1.

OpenBSD 2.6                     August 18, 1997                              1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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