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BASENAME

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2007
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NAME

basename - strip directory and suffix from filenames  

SYNOPSIS

basename NAME [SUFFIX]
basename OPTION  

DESCRIPTION

Print NAME with any leading directory components removed. If specified, also remove a trailing SUFFIX.

--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit
 

EXAMPLES

basename /usr/bin/sort
Output "sort".
basename include/stdio.h .h
Output "stdio".
 

AUTHOR

Written by FIXME unknown.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 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 ALSO

dirname(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.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
EXAMPLES
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO




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