resolving symbolic links

David O'Riva
Tue Nov 30 23:39:00 GMT 1999

"Halim, Salman" wrote:
> what's a good way to find out (programmatically; either through a command or
> a piped series of commands or a function), in bash (if relevant), the actual
> path pointed to by a symbolic link.  for example, i have /tmp pointing to
> c:\temp -- how can i get 'c:\temp' as output given '/tmp' as input?  i
> thought of ls -al /tmp | cut -d'>' -f 2- but that seems a bit of a kludge. .

Specifically for cygwin, you can use "cygpath -w /tmp".  Very handy for
using ancient editors ( function q { \q `cygpath -w $*` ; } )

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