Readlink and get the pull path of the target

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Old 01-21-2014
Readlink and get the pull path of the target

I am trying to get the full path of the target of a symlink.

root@server [/usr/src]# ll /usr/src/sourcefile
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 Jan 21 00:56 /usr/src/sourcefile -> ../targetfile
root@server [/usr/src]# readlink /usr/src/sourcefile

I need readlink output as /usr/targetfile. If with readlink not possible, any other means to get the full path of the target of a symlink?
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Old 01-21-2014
Try readlink -f

Or, may be this

rel_path=$(readlink /usr/src/sourcefile)
abs_path=$(cd $(dirname $rel_path); pwd)/$(basename $rel_path)

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