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Re: Symbolic Links

by grinder (Bishop)
on Aug 02, 2001 at 20:39 UTC ( #101710=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Symbolic Links

You want to investigate the readlink function.

 my $dir = readlink( '/some/directory' );

If you have symbolic links pointing to other symbolic links you will have to walk down the chain:

while( -l $dir ) { $dir = readlink $dir }

or more concise:

  1 while( -l $dir and $dir=readlink($dir))

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g r i n d e r

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Re: Re: Symbolic Links
by merlyn (Sage) on Aug 03, 2001 at 02:28 UTC

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