Get the absolute path of a file

absolute_path () { readlink -f "$1"; };

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By: stf42
2009-11-02 12:24:19

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the name of your function is more characters than "readlink -f" ! How about 'fpath' or 'ap'? :-)
bwoodacre · 463 weeks and 2 days 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?
malank · 463 weeks and 2 days ago
what about realpath? realpath filename
linuxswords · 452 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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