# OS X: Get Full Path of File Using Realpath

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realpath is a command line utility that is included in most UNIX distributions but not Mac OS X. Thanks to Stuart Campbell, a minimal implementation is provided here, and my fork.

If you use homebrew, you can tap my repo, and install it using homebrew.

Viola! Now you can get the full path of file in console. A nice thing I often use is to chain it with pbcopy to copy the full path to the OS X clipboard.