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GNU coreutils 8.32
March 2020

coreutils

The basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities of the GNU operating system

coreutils-common

coreutils common optional components

coreutils-doc

Documentation for the GNU Core Utilities

NAME

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=\,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

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

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

readlink(1), readlink(2), realpath(3)
Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/realpath>
or available locally via: info \(aq(coreutils) realpath invocation\(aq
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