Read File Symbolic Links
Find out if a file path is a symbolic link, and if so what it is
linked to, via the system call
Symbolic links are a POSIX concept, not implemented on Windows but for most filesystems on Unix-alikes.
character vector of file paths. Tilde expansion is done: see
A character vector of the same length as
entries are the path of the file linked to,
"" if the path is
not a symbolic link, and
NA if there is an error (e.g., the
path does not exist).
On platforms without the
readlink system call, all elements are