A binary distribution of GNU realpath.

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The xPack GNU realpath is a cross-platform binary distribution of the GNU realpath, which is part of GNU coreutils project, an open source project hosted on GNU.


The main advantages of using the xPack GNU realpath are:

  • a convenient, uniform and portable install/uninstall/upgrade procedure
  • a better integration with development environments
  • a more convenient integration with CI environment

All binaries are self-contained, they include all required libraries, and can be installed in any location.


The xPack GNU realpath is fully compatible with the original GNU realpath distribution.


The details of installing the xPack GNU realpath on various platforms are presented in the separate install page.


The current version specific GNU realpath documentation is available online from:


For the various support options, please read the separate support page.

Change log

The release and change log is available in the repository CHANGELOG.md file.

Build details

For those interested in building the binaries, please read the README-MAINTAINER page. However, the ultimate source for details are the build scripts themselves, all available from the realpath-xpack.git/scripts folder.


See the releases pages.