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READLINK(1)		FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		   READLINK(1)

NAME
     readlink -- display target	of symbolic link on standard output

SYNOPSIS
     readlink [-fn] file

DESCRIPTION
     The readlink utility when invoked with the	pathname of a symbolic link as
     its argument dereferences the symbolic link and prints the	name of	target
     on	standard output.  If readlink is invoked with an argument other	than
     the pathname of a symbolic	link, it exits with a non-zero exit code with-
     out printing anything.

     The following options are available:

     -f	   Using realpath(3), canonicalize by following	every symlink in every
	   component of	the given path recursively.  Note that the resultant
	   pathname might not exist,

     -n	   Do not print	a trailing newline character.

     The readlink utility exits	0 on success or	>0 if an error occurred.

SEE ALSO
     readlink(2) realpath(3)

HISTORY
     The readlink utility first	appeared in OpenBSD.

FreeBSD	11.1			August 18, 1997			  FreeBSD 11.1

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