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DIRNAME(1)				  User Commands 			       DIRNAME(1)

       dirname - strip last component from file name

       dirname NAME
       dirname OPTION

       Print  NAME  with  its  trailing  /component  removed; if NAME contains no /'s, output `.'
       (meaning the current directory).

       --help display this help and exit

	      output version information and exit

       dirname /usr/bin/sort
	      Output "/usr/bin".

       dirname stdio.h
	      Output ".".

       Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

       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 (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.

       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 8.5			  February 2011 			       DIRNAME(1)
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