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dirname(1) [centos man page]

DIRNAME(1)							   User Commands							DIRNAME(1)

NAME
dirname - strip last component from file name SYNOPSIS
dirname [OPTION] NAME... DESCRIPTION
Output each NAME with its last non-slash component and trailing slashes removed; if NAME contains no /'s, output '.' (meaning the current directory). -z, --zero separate output with NUL rather than newline --help display this help and exit --version output version information and exit EXAMPLES
dirname /usr/bin/ -> "/usr" dirname dir1/str dir2/str -> "dir1" followed by "dir2" dirname stdio.h -> "." GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> Report dirname translation bugs to <http://translationpro- ject.org/team/> AUTHOR
Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering. COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2013 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 8.22 June 2014 DIRNAME(1)

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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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