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Old 08-03-2009, 12:07 AM   #1
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Get full path of a file


Can somebody tell me how to get the full path of a symlink and/or file ?
I have the following
In /usr/bin
myfile (symlink) -> myactualfile (physical file)

When I use readlink on myfile, I get myactualfile. Howver, I want the full path. If thats not possible using a single command, I was thinking to do this in 2 steps
1. readlink(file)
2. get_full_path(file) - Need Linux API to substitue get_full_path.

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Old 08-03-2009, 12:34 AM   #2
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OK. found the response in another thread - realpath. this works.
 
  


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