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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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Name

readlink

Synopsis

readlink file
readlink option

Print the contents of the symbolic link file — that is, the name of the file to which the link points.

Options

-f, --canonicalize

Canonicalize by recursively following symbolic links.

--help

Print usage information and exit.

-n, --no-newline

Do not output a trailing newline.

-q, --quiet, -s, --silent

Suppress most error messages.

-v, --verbose

Print all error messages.

--version

Print version information and exit.

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