resolve-symlinks ( path -- path' )
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Vocabulary
io.pathnames

Inputs and outputs
patha pathname string
path'a new pathname string


Word description
Outputs a path where none of the path components are symlinks. This word is useful for determining the actual path on disk where a file is stored; the root of this absolute path is a mount point in the file-system.

Notes
Most code should not need to call this word except in very special circumstances. One use case is finding the actual file-system on which a file is stored.

Definition


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