realpath - Man Page

print the resolved path

Examples (TL;DR)

Synopsis

realpath [OPTION]... FILE...

Description

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

--relative-to=DIR

print the resolved path relative to DIR

--relative-base=DIR

print absolute paths unless paths below DIR

-s,  --strip,  --no-symlinks

don't expand symlinks

-z,  --zero

end each output line with NUL, not newline

--help

display this help and exit

--version

output version information and exit

Author

Written by Padraig Brady.

Reporting Bugs

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See Also

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

Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/realpath>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) realpath invocation'

Referenced By

mount(8), readlink(1), realpath(3).

November 2020 GNU coreutils 8.32