The Get File Attribute action returns the specified attribute for the specified file to a Variable.
Click the File Chooser button to the right of the action to select an existing file on disk. Option-click on the File Chooser button to show the currently selected file in the Finder (assuming it exists already).
The result of the action is displayed at the bottom of the action.
If you select an Alias or SymLink file using the File Chooser it will return the target rather than the actual path.
If you want to determine if the Finder Item is an Alias or SymLink, you can use this AppleScript, which will return “Alias” if the Item is either an Alias or SymLink.
tell application "Finder" set theSel to the selection set theItem to item 1 of theSel set itemKindStr to (kind of theItem) as text end tell return itemKindStr -->Alias