dpkg-realpath - print the resolved pathname with DPKG_ROOT support
dpkg-realpath [option...] pathname
dpkg-realpath is a tool (since dpkg 1.20.1) to resolve a pathname, that
takes the dpkg(1) root directory into account, either implicitly from
the DPKG_ROOT environment variable or from the command-line
--root or --instdir options, and returns an absolute
pathname relative to the root directory. The root directory must not be
prefixed to the pathname to be resolved.
This is intended to be used by other dpkg helpers, or by
maintainer scripts instead of using realpath(1) or readlink(1)
to canonicalize pathnames, as these latter commands do not support
canonicalization relative to a different root than /.
- -z, --zero
- Use a NUL byte to end output lines instead of a new line character (since
- --instdir directory
- --root directory
- Set the root directory to directory, which is the base directory
that pathnames get canonicalized against. Defaults to
- -?, --help
- Show the usage message and exit.
- Show the version and exit.
- If set and the --instdir or --root options have not been
specified, it will be used as the filesystem root directory.
- Sets the color mode. The currently accepted values are: auto
(default), always and never.