realpath (1)

Quick Reference

Display the resolved absolute path for a file or directory.

  • Display the absolute path for a file or directory:

realpath {{path/to/file_or_directory}}

  • Require all path components to exist:

realpath --canonicalize-existing {{path/to/file_or_directory}}

  • Resolve ".." components before symlinks:

realpath --logical {{path/to/file_or_directory}}

  • Disable symlink expansion:

realpath --no-symlinks {{path/to/file_or_directory}}

  • Suppress error messages:

realpath --quiet {{path/to/file_or_directory}}

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 realpath translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

SEE ALSO

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

Information

Source
Coreutils
OS/version
GNU coreutils 8.29.13-0a854
Source updated
December 2, 2018
Page created
February 9, 2018
Page generated
December 2, 2018