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basename(1) [bsd man page]

BASENAME(1)						      General Commands Manual						       BASENAME(1)

NAME
basename - strip filename affixes SYNOPSIS
basename string [ suffix ] DESCRIPTION
Basename deletes any prefix ending in `/' and the suffix, if present in string, from string, and prints the result on the standard output. It is normally used inside substitution marks ` ` in shell procedures. This shell procedure invoked with the argument /usr/src/bin/cat.c compiles the named file and moves the output to cat in the current direc- tory: cc $1 mv a.out `basename $1 .c` SEE ALSO
sh(1) 7th Edition April 29, 1985 BASENAME(1)

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basename(1B)					     SunOS/BSD Compatibility Package Commands					      basename(1B)

NAME
basename - display portions of pathnames SYNOPSIS
/usr/ucb/basename string [suffix] DESCRIPTION
The basename utility deletes any prefix ending in `/' and the suffix, if present in string. It directs the result to the standard output, and is normally used inside substitution marks (` `) within shell procedures. The suffix is a string with no special significance attached to any of the characters it contains. EXAMPLES
Example 1 Using the basename command. This shell procedure invoked with the argument /usr/src/bin/cat.c compiles the named file and moves the output to cat in the current direc- tory: example% cc $1 example% mv a.out `basename $1 .c` ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWscpu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
sh(1), attributes(5) SunOS 5.11 28 Mar 1995 basename(1B)

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