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  1. The readlink command is a command-line tool available in Unix-like operating systems.
  2. It is used to display the target of a symbolic link or canonicalize the path of a file or directory.
  3. The command takes one or more arguments that represent the paths of the files or directories of interest.
  4. If a given path is a symbolic link, readlink prints the path or relative path to which the link points.
  5. If a given path is not a symbolic link, readlink simply prints the path itself.
  6. By default, readlink follows symbolic links and resolves the path to its final target.
  7. It can be useful in scripting or automation tasks where the resolution of symbolic links is necessary.
  8. In case of multiple arguments, readlink processes them one by one and prints the results accordingly.
  9. The options available for the readlink command vary across different implementations of Unix-like systems.
  10. Overall, readlink is a handy command-line tool for understanding and managing symbolic links in Unix-like operating systems.

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