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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 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 (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 8.5			  February 2011 			      BASENAME(1)
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