Is there a namei utility in FreeBSD?
James E Keenan
jkeen at verizon.net
Mon Mar 6 17:44:03 UTC 2017
On 03/06/2017 11:02 AM, Anton Yuzhaninov wrote:
> On 03/06/17 09:12, James E Keenan wrote:
>> In Linux, there is a userland utility 'namei' which enables a user to
>> "follow a pathname until a terminal point is found". Invoking it on,
>> say, a symlink produces output like this:
> If you need to find a target of symlink (or symlink chain) you can use
Thanks for mentioning that. However, while the example I gave was that
of a symlink, and while both namei and realpath are good for displaying
information about symlinks, my central question was whether there was an
equivalent to namei in FreeBSD. namei identifies the nature of each
component in the resolved path; realpath does not.
Thank you very much.
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