realpath man page

realpath — print the resolved path


realpath [OPTION]... FILE...


Print the resolved absolute file name; all but the last component must exist

-e, --canonicalize-existing
all components of the path must exist
-m, --canonicalize-missing
no path components need exist or be a directory
-L, --logical
resolve '..' components before symlinks
-P, --physical
resolve symlinks as encountered (default)
-q, --quiet
suppress most error messages
print the resolved path relative to FILE
print absolute paths unless paths below FILE
-s, --strip, --no-symlinks
don't expand symlinks
-z, --zero
end each output line with NUL, not newline
display this help and exit
output version information and exit


Written by Padraig Brady.

Reporting Bugs

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See Also

readlink(1), readlink(2), realpath(3)

Full documentation at: <…>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) realpath invocation'

Referenced By

mksh(1), readlink(1), realpath(3).

November 2016 GNU coreutils 8.26 User Commands