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DIRNAME

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

dirname - strip non-directory suffix from file name  

SYNOPSIS

dirname NAME
dirname OPTION  

DESCRIPTION

Print NAME with its trailing /component removed; if NAME contains no /'s, output `.' (meaning the current directory).

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

EXAMPLES

dirname /usr/bin/sort
Output "/usr/bin".
dirname stdio.h
Output ".".
 

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.  

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

basename(1), readlink(1)

The full documentation for dirname is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and dirname programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info dirname

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
EXAMPLES
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO




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