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Re: Deciphering links

From: Dave Rutherford
Subject: Re: Deciphering links
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 10:27:09 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 21 Sep 2001, V. Mark Lehky wrote:

> I have posted this previously on gnu.utils.help, but they weren't any -
> help that is.
> If I have a link, such as a -> b, how can find out the "b" part from a
> script?  Right now I am using `ls -o $item | awk '{print $10}'`.  There
> must be a more graceful way to do this.

$ man readlink

If your system doesn't have readlink(1), get it and build it
or write your own using readlink(2).


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