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NAME

basename - strip directory and suffix from filenames

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Synopsis
Description
Examples
Author
Copyright

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 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://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2011 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 8.12.197-032bb BASENAME (1) September 2011
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