realpath man page

realpath — print the resolved path

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=FILE
print the resolved path relative to FILE
--relative-base=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
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit

Author

Written by Padraig Brady.

Reporting Bugs

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report realpath translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

See Also

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

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

Referenced By

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

November 2016 GNU coreutils 8.26 User Commands