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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 recur-
	      sively; all but the last component must exist

       -e, --canonicalize-existing
	      canonicalize by following every symlink in every component of the given name recur-
	      sively, all components must exist

       -m, --canonicalize-missing
	      canonicalize by following every symlink in every component of the given name recur-
	      sively, 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/>
       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 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 8.5			  February 2011 			      READLINK(1)
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