Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 20 June 2003
readlink - resolve shell shortcuts
will resolve Windows shell links (shortcuts).
Its single mandatory argument must be a Windows shortcut.
Readlink will resolve the shortcut's target and display
it on its standard output.
Note that if a shortcut's target is changed (moved, renamed, deleted)
Windows will attempt to locate the file using a set of heuristics.
As readlink uses the Windows API for resolving shortcuts
it will also try to locate targets.
provied text-based accedd to the Windows registry.
will display the shortcut's target file.
D. Spinellis. Outwit: Unix tool-based programming meets the Windows world.
In USENIX 2000 Technical Conference Proceedings, pages 149-158, San Diego, CA, USA,
June 2000, USENIX Association.
(C) Copyright 1999, 2000 Diomidis Spinellis. All rights reserved.
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Links to special Windows folders will produce no output.
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