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BASENAME(1)                      User Commands                     BASENAME(1)

NAME

basename - strip directory and suffix from filenames

SYNOPSIS

basename NAME [SUFFIX] basename OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Print NAME with any leading directory components removed. If speci- fied, 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 David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS

Report basename bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/> Report basename translation bugs to <http://translationpro- ject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 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 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 coreutils 'basename invocation' should give you access to the complete manual. GNU coreutils 8.4 July 2014 BASENAME(1)