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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for basename (netbsd section 1)

BASENAME(1)			   BSD General Commands Manual			      BASENAME(1)

NAME
     basename, dirname -- return filename or directory portion of pathname

SYNOPSIS
     basename string [suffix]
     dirname string

DESCRIPTION
     basename deletes any prefix ending with the last slash '/' character present in string, and
     a suffix, if given.  The resulting filename is written to the standard output.  A non-exis-
     tent suffix is ignored.

     dirname deletes the filename portion, beginning with the last slash '/' character to the end
     of string, and writes the result to the standard output.

EXIT STATUS
     Both the basename and dirname utilities exit 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

EXAMPLES
     The following line sets the shell variable FOO to /usr/bin.

	   FOO=`dirname /usr/bin/trail`

SEE ALSO
     csh(1), sh(1), basename(3), dirname(3)

STANDARDS
     The basename and dirname utilities conform to IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 (``POSIX.2'').

BSD					  April 18, 1994				      BSD


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