How to get Absolute Path of a File in Linux
In this Tutorial we are going to learn how to get Absolute Path or Full Path of a File in Linux Operating System.
You can get absolute path or full path of a file in Linux using readlink command with -f option.
readlink -f filename
It is also possible to provide directory as the argument not just files.
I have a file called smb.conf in my current working directory, Now i want to get the full path of the smb.conf file.
readlink -f smb.conf
As above image shows, readlink command tells that /etc/samba/smb.conf is the Absolute Path of the smb.conf file.
Get the Path of a Symbolic Link
Linux readlink command can be also used to find where a symlink is pointing to.
readlink -f link-name
If you Only want to get the full path of the folder without the file name, use pwd command. Pwd command will print your current working directory.