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Terminal - Commands using readlink - 22 results
find /PATHNAME -type l | while read nullsymlink ; do wrongpath=$(readlink "$nullsymlink") ; right=$(echo "$wrongpath" | sed s'|OLD_STRING|NEW_STRING|') ; ln -fs "$right" "$nullsymlink" ; done
2015-04-14 14:58:41
User: iDudo
Functions: echo find ln read readlink sed

After you run this script, you can check status for broken symlink with this command:

find -L . -type l

readlink -fn foo | xsel -ib
2013-03-09 14:15:31
User: zplesivcak
Functions: readlink

'readlink -fn' gets canonical path of the file/directory without newline at the end;

'xsel -ib' copies pipelined string from STDIO to system clipboard (ready to be pasted with CTRL+V).

readlink -f /proc/$pid/exe
function _xterm_cwds() { for pid in $(pidof -- -zsh) $(pidof zsh); do reply+=$(readlink /proc/$pid/cwd) done }; function xcd() { cd $1 }; compctl -K _xterm_cwds xcd
2012-07-12 19:59:46
User: aartur
Functions: cd pidof readlink

It gives a 'xcd' command for changing directory to one of CWDs of other ZSH processes (typically running in a terminal emulator). Useful for single-windowed terminal emulators like XTerm or Rxvt which don't have ability to pass CWD of one shell to another.

tag() { local t="$HOME/tags/$1"; [ -d $t ] || mkdir -p $t; shift; local i; for i in $*; do ln -s $(readlink -f $i) $t;done}
2012-02-10 15:43:02
Functions: ln mkdir readlink

shell function which allows you to tag files by creating symbolic links directories in a 'tags' folder.

The tag function takes a tag name as its first argument, then a list of files which take that tag. The directory $HOME/tags/tagname will then hold symbolic links to each of the tagged files. This function was modified from bartonski's (http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/10216) inspired by tmsu (found at https://bitbucket.org/oniony/tmsu/wiki/Home) with readlink function by flxndn (http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/10222).


tag dog airedale.txt .shizturc weimeraner.pl

This will create $HOME/tags/dog which contains symbolic links to airedale.txt .shizturc and weimeraner.pl

full() {local i;for i in $*;do readlink -f $i;done}
2012-02-09 11:40:05
User: flxndn
Functions: readlink

You can use the command "full" not only with one item, with items with diferent paths, and with relatives and absolute paths.

for FILE in `ls -1`; do if [ -L "$FILE" ]; then cp $(readlink "$FILE") ${FILE}_rf; rm -f $FILE; mv ${FILE}_rf "$FILE"; fi; done
dirname $(readlink -f ${BASH_SOURCE[0]})
BASEDIR=$(dirname $(readlink -f $0))
function whichpkg() { readlink -f "$(which $1)" | xargs --no-run-if-empty dpkg -S; }
2011-10-28 02:53:19
User: b_t
Functions: readlink xargs

This revision to my command (command #8851) was called for when it failed to find the parent

package of 'rlogin', which is really a deep symbolic link to /usr/bin/ssh.

This revision fixes this newfound issue, while ensuring fixes of other older issues work too.

readlink -f <file>
2011-09-21 14:13:14
User: pillo
Functions: readlink
Tags: filepath

Ever tried to mess with links and/or ../ in the file path? This command outputs the fully resolved path to the actual file passed on the command line.

whichpkg () { dpkg -S $1 | egrep -w $(readlink -f "$(which $1)")$; }
2011-07-17 13:39:56
User: b_t
Functions: egrep readlink
Tags: dpkg readlink

Advanced revision to the command 8776 . This revision follows symbolic links.

The quotation-marks surrounding $(which $1) allows for graceful handling of errors ( ie. readlink does not complain incase 'which' command generates (null) output)

readlink /proc/self/cwd
type () { if [ "$1" = "-c" ]; then shift; for f in "$@"; do ff=$(builtin type -p "$f"); readlink -f "$ff"; done; else builtin type $typeopts "$@"; fi; }
2011-04-07 18:57:51
User: splante
Functions: readlink type

The "type" builtin command is handy to find out what executable will be used if you issue a command. But on some distros, particularly when using /etc/alternatives, certain executables get buried under layers and layers of symbolic links and it becomes hard to find which one.

If you put the above command in your .bashrc, it adds a "-c" option to the type command that will weed through the symbolic links and prints the actual file that will be executed.

readlink -f myfile.txt
2011-02-07 14:28:28
User: AlBeBack
Functions: readlink
Tags: file

Retrieve absolute path name from relative path

readlink -f /proc/$$/exe
readlink -e /bin/ls
2011-01-04 14:55:33
User: bashrc
Functions: readlink

Part of coreutils - so needs no extra package...

for lib in `readelf -d /usr/bin/abiword | grep NEEDED | cut -f2 -d[ | cut -f1 -d]`; do [ -e /usr/lib/$lib ] && j=/usr/lib/$lib || j=`locate -l 1 $lib`; readlink -f $j ; done
absolute_path () { readlink -f "$1"; };
cat /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list > /tmp/listin ; ls /proc/*/exe |xargs -l readlink | grep -xvFf /tmp/listin; rm /tmp/listin
2009-09-09 18:09:14
User: kamathln
Functions: cat grep ls readlink rm xargs
Tags: Debian find dpkg

This helped me find a botnet that had made into my system. Of course, this is not a foolproof or guarantied way to find all of them or even most of them. But it helped me find it.

readlink -f ../super/symlink_bon/ahoy
2009-06-23 17:46:08
User: rbs
Functions: readlink

readlink -f accepts a relative, noncanonical path and emits the corresponding canonical, absolute path.

readlink -f /proc/<pid>/cmdline
2009-05-26 10:09:03
User: naseer
Functions: readlink

Uses the pid to get the full path of the process. Useful when you do not which command got picked from the path