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NAME

       realpath - return the canonicalised absolute pathname

SYNOPSIS

       realpath [-s|--strip] [-z|--zero]  filename  ...
       realpath --h|--help
       realpath --v|--version

DESCRIPTION

       realpath converts each filename argument to an absolute pathname, which
       has no components that are symbolic links  or  the  special  .   or  ..
       directory entries.  (See realpath(3) for more information.)
       Please  note that mostly the same functionality is provided by the ‘-f’
       option of the readlink(1) command.

       If option -s is used realpath only removes .  and ..  directories,  but
       not symbolic links from filename.

       Each  converted  pathname  is output to the standard output, on its own
       line.

OPTIONS

       -s,--strip
            Only strip .  and .., but do not resolve symbolic links.

       -z,--zero
            Separate output filenames  with  the  null  character  instead  of
            newline, so it can be used with the ‘-0’ option of xargs(1).

       -h,--help
            Print short usage information.

       -v,--version
            Show realpath’s version number.

EXAMPLES

       Let’s  suppose  that  /usr/bin/X11  is a symbolic link, which points to
       directory /usr/bin.
       Than
              realpath /../usr/bin/X11/./xterm
       prints
              /usr/bin/xterm
       but
              realpath -s /../usr/bin/X11/./xterm
       outputs
              /usr/bin/X11/xterm

EXIT STATUS

       realpath returns a zero exit code when all pathnames  was  successfully
       converted.
       In  case  of any errors (e.g. missing or unavailable directories in the
       path), realpath prints error message to stderr and returns  a  non-zero
       exit code.

SEE ALSO

       basename(1), dirname(1), readlink(1), realpath(3)

AUTHOR

       Lars Wirzenius <liw@iki.fi>, as part of the dwww package.
       Modified by Robert Luberda <robert@debian.org>.