BASENAMESection: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2007
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NAMEbasename - strip directory and suffix from filenames
SYNOPSISbasename NAME [SUFFIX]
Print NAME with any leading directory components removed. If specified, also remove a trailing SUFFIX.
- display this help and exit
- output version information and exit
- basename /usr/bin/sort
- Output "sort".
- basename include/stdio.h .h
- Output "stdio".
AUTHORWritten by FIXME unknown.
REPORTING BUGSReport bugs to <email@example.com>.
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
SEE ALSOdirname(1), readlink(1)
The full documentation for basename is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and basename programs are properly installed at your site, the command
- info basename
should give you access to the complete manual.