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Re: ls -l format changed ?

On Mon, Jul 01, 2002 at 01:30:20PM +0400, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
> Now date and time is printed in different format.

And another one in the series of mindless locale changes...

> I've used to use
>   ls -l xxx | awk '{print($11)}'
> to dereference symlinks from shell scripts.

You can skip the parsing and just use readlink, e.g.

% readlink -f /var/mail
% dpkg -S =readlink
debianutils: /bin/readlink

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