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NAME
       readlink - display value of a symbolic link

SYNOPSIS
       readlink [OPTION]... FILE

DESCRIPTION
       Display value of a symbolic link on standard output.

       -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-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2009 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 permitted 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 7.4                January 2015                      READLINK(1)