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dirname - strip last component from file name

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Synopsis
Description
Examples
Author
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

dirname NAME
dirname OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Output NAME with its last non-slash component and trailing slashes removed; if NAME contains no /’s, output ‘.’ (meaning the current directory).
--help display this help and exit
--version
  output version information and exit

EXAMPLES

dirname /usr/bin/
  Output "/usr".
dirname stdio.h
  Output ".".

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS

Report dirname 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 dirname 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

basename(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 coreutils dirname invocation
should give you access to the complete manual.


GNU coreutils 8.12.197-032bb DIRNAME (1) September 2011
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