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sr #103951: RFE: a flag to get the name of the referent

Submitted by:  Dave Yost <yost>
Submitted on:  Wed 02 Mar 2005 10:59:21 PM UTC  
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 3 - NormalStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: OpenOperating System: GNU/Linux

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Wed 02 Mar 2005 10:59:21 PM UTC, original submission:

displays the path referred to by a symlink

instead of this hack
ls -l | sed 's,.* -> ,,'

I've been using ls for 25 years, and I still think this is a good idea.

Better would be to subsume this functionaity in a full formatting capability.

Dave Yost <yost>


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