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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 (C) 2006 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

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.


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