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I have a piece of code which finds the symbolic links in a directory structure and then use the function readlink() to get the actual path of symbolic link.

e.g.: i get symbolic link /home/software/myproject/bin which points to /home/software/myproject/bin-1.0

Now there are 2 problems, readlink() returns me either the full path as metioned (/home/software/myproject/bin-1.0) or it just gives me back bin-1.0 (link could be created only on folder bin-1.0 using command prompt).

My problem is that i want always the full path. Please let me know how can i find the full path after readlink() gives me the directory name only.

Is there a way i can find the full path from just directory name?

Jun 24 '10 #1
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