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NAMEI

Section: User Commands (1)

Updated: June 2011

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NAME

namei - follow a pathname until a terminal point is found

SYNOPSIS

namei [options] pathname...

DESCRIPTION

namei uses its arguments as pathnames to any type of Unix file (symlinks, files, directories, and so forth). namei then follows each pathname until an endpoint is found (a file, a directory, a device node, etc). If it finds a symbolic link, it shows the link, and starts following it, indenting the output to show the context.

This program is useful for finding "too many levels of symbolic links" problems.

For each line of output, namei uses the following characters to identify the file type found:

namei prints an informative message when the maximum number of symbolic links this system can have has been exceeded.

OPTIONS

-l, --long
Use the 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
Vertically align the modes and owners.:
-x, --mountpoints
Show mountpoint directories with a 'D' rather than a 'd'.:
-h, --help
Display help text and exit.:
-V, --version
Display version information and exit.:

AUTHOR

The original namei program was written by Roger Southwick <[email protected]>.

The program was re-written by Karel Zak <[email protected]>.

BUGS

To be discovered.

SEE ALSO

ls?(1), stat?(1)

AVAILABILITY

The namei command is part of the util-linux package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.


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