Jun 242011

chainbreakSometimes happen that you find a sequence of links, and so you should start to follow them to see exactly what command are you about to run, or the directory used in that symbolic link, or you can use readlink.

readlink it’s contained in the package coreutils, so you should already have it.

The basic usage is readlink symbolic link and this give as output the full path of the real file following all the symbolic links.
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