The method readlink() returns a string representing the path to which the symbolic link points. It may return an absolute or relative pathname.
Following is the syntax for readlink() method ?
This method return a string representing the path to which the symbolic link points.
The following example shows the usage of readlink() method.
src = '/usr/bin/python'
dst = '/tmp/python'
# This creates a symbolic link on python in tmp directory
# Now let us use readlink to display the source of the link.
path = os.readlink( dst )
Let us compile and run the above program, this will create a symblic link to /usr/bin/python and later it will read the source of the symbolic link using readlink() call. Before running this program make sure you do not have /tmp/python already available.