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Get the absolute path of a file

Terminal - Get the absolute path of a file
absolute_path () { readlink -f "$1"; };
2009-11-02 12:24:19
User: stf42
Functions: readlink
Get the absolute path of a file


There are 7 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
realpath -s <filename>
2011-03-02 23:40:57
User: kalaxy
Tags: PATH

Will convert relative paths into absolute paths.

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What others think

the name of your function is more characters than "readlink -f" ! How about 'fpath' or 'ap'? :-)

Comment by bwoodacre 285 weeks ago

BSD readlink is completely different. I don't see an easy way to do this with readlink/stat without making a recursive bash function. Anyone?

Comment by malank 285 weeks ago

what about realpath?

realpath filename
Comment by linuxswords 273 weeks and 4 days ago

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