BASENAMESection: User Commands (1)
Updated: June 2012
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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 David MacKenzie.
REPORTING BUGSReport basename bugs to [email protected]
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COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. 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 coreutils aqbasename invocationaq
should give you access to the complete manual.
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Time: 05:29:02 GMT, December 24, 2015