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READLINK(1)                 General Commands Manual                READLINK(1)

     readlink - display target of a symbolic link

     readlink [-fnqsv] [file ...]

     The readlink utility displays the target of a symbolic link.  If a given
     argument file is not a symbolic link and the -f option is not specified,
     readlink will print nothing to standard output about that file and
     eventually exit with an error status.  If the -f option is specified, the
     output is canonicalized by following every symlink in every component of
     the given path recursively.  readlink will resolve both absolute and
     relative paths, and, if possible, return the absolute pathname
     corresponding to file.  In this case, the argument does not need to be a
     symbolic link.

     The options are as follows:

     -f          Canonicalize the pathname of file, as described above.

     -n          Do not force a newline to appear after the output for each

     -q          Suppress failure messages if calls to lstat(2) fail.  This is
                 the default for readlink.

     -s          This is an alternative to -q.

     -v          Turn off quiet mode.  readlink will display errors about
                 files for which lstat(2) fails.  This is the inverse of -q
                 and -s.

     realpath(1), stat(1), lstat(2), readlink(2)

     The readlink utility appeared along with stat, within which it is
     integrated, in NetBSD 1.6.

     The stat utility was written by Andrew Brown <atatat@NetBSD.org>.  The
     original combined man page was written by Jan Schaumann

NetBSD 9.99                      June 22, 2022                     NetBSD 9.99