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NAMEnamei - follow a pathname until a terminal point is found
SYNOPSISnamei [options] pathname [pathname ...]
DESCRIPTIONNamei uses its arguments as pathnames to any type of Unix file (symlinks, files, directories, and so forth). Namei then follows each pathname until a terminal point is found (a file, directory, char device, etc). If it finds a symbolic link, we show the link, and start following it, indenting the output to show the context.
This program is useful for finding a "too many levels of symbolic links" problems.
For each line output, namei outputs a the following characters to identify the file types found:
f: = the pathname we are currently trying to resolve d = directory l = symbolic link (both the link and it's contents are output) s = socket b = block device c = character device p = FIFO (named pipe) - = regular file ? = an error of some kind
- -l, --long
- Use a long listing format (same as -m -o -v).
- -m, --modes
- Show the mode bits of each file type in the style of ls(1), for example 'rwxr-xr-x'.
- -o, --owners
- Show owner and group name of each file.
- -n, --nosymlinks
- Don't follow symlinks.
- -v, --vertical
- Vertical align of modes and owners.
- -x, --mountpoints
- Show mount point directories with a 'D', rather than a 'd'.
AUTHORThe original namei program was written by Roger Southwick <email@example.com>.
The program was re-written by Karel Zak <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
BUGSTo be discovered.
SEE ALSOls(1), stat(1)
AVAILABILITYThe namei command is part of the util-linux-ng package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux-ng/.
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Time: 15:25:57 GMT, June 11, 2010