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Re: ?maybe? RFE?... read -h <symlink>?

From: Dale R. Worley
Subject: Re: ?maybe? RFE?... read -h <symlink>?
Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2021 23:11:39 -0400

L A Walsh <bash@tlinx.org> writes:
> I know how -h can detect a symlink, but I was wondering, is
> there a way for bash to know where the symlink points (without
> using an external program)?

My understanding is that it has been convention to use the "readlink"
program for a very long time, so there's never been much demand to add
it to bash.  Of course, looking at the options to readlink shows that
there are several different meanings of "where a symlink points".


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