DIRNAMESection: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2007
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NAMEdirname - strip non-directory suffix from file name
Print NAME with its trailing /component removed; if NAME contains no /'s, output `.' (meaning the current directory).
- display this help and exit
- output version information and exit
- dirname /usr/bin/sort
- Output "/usr/bin".
- dirname stdio.h
- Output ".".
AUTHORWritten by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.
REPORTING BUGSReport bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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 ALSObasename(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.