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      1 .TH READLINK 1 sbase\-VERSION
      2 .SH NAME
      3 readlink \- print value of a symbolic link or canonical file name
      4 .SH SYNOPSIS
      5 .B readlink
      6 .RB [ \-fn ]
      7 .IR file
      9 The readlink utility when invoked with the pathname of a symbolic link as
     10 its argument dereferences the symbolic link and prints the name of target
     11 on standard output.  If the -f option is not specified and readlink is
     12 invoked with an argument other than the pathname of a symbolic link, it
     13 exits with a nonzero exit code without printing anything.
     14 .SH OPTIONS
     15 .TP
     16 .B \-f
     17 Canonicalize by following every symlink in every component of the
     18 given path recursively. The argument does not need to be a symbolic
     19 link.
     20 .TP
     21 .B \-n
     22 Do not output the trailing newline.
     23 .SH SEE ALSO
     24 .IR readlink (2),
     25 .IR realpath (3)