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NAMEI

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NAME

namei - follow a pathname until a terminal point is found  

SYNOPSIS

namei [options] pathname [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 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

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

OPTIONS

-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'.
 

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-ng package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux-ng/.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
AUTHOR
BUGS
SEE ALSO
AVAILABILITY

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