How to find what symlink points to?

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at
Mon Jul 27 13:36:43 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 05:44:59AM -0700, Unga wrote:
> Hi all
> I need to remove some unwanted symlinks on /dev using a C program.
> The "struct dirent" only shows the symlink name, how do I find what that
> symlink points to for verification purpose?

By using the readlink(2) system call.

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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at

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