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BSD 2.11 - man page for basename (bsd section 1)

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 directory: cc $1 mv a.out `basename $1 .c`
SEE ALSO
sh(1) 7th Edition April 29, 1985 BASENAME(1)
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