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On 20 June 2016 at 19:23, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
> The symbolic link yyy points to zzz.
> I want to get zzz given yyy. The follwing code does it if ypu have bash.
>    print (io.popen"ls -l yyy":read():match"->%s*(.*)$")
> Is there a system-independent way? Tried lfs; failed.

My guess was that lfs.symlinkattributes would return this information,
but its absence seems an oversight.

I just implemented this feature:

-- Hisham