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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for basename (netbsd section 3)

BASENAME(3)			   BSD Library Functions Manual 		      BASENAME(3)

NAME
     basename -- return the last component of a pathname

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <libgen.h>

     char *
     basename(char *path);

DESCRIPTION
     The basename() function takes the pathname pointed to by path and returns a pointer to the
     final component of the pathname, deleting any trailing '/' characters.

     If path consists entirely of '/' characters, basename() returns a pointer to the string
     ``/''.

     If path is a null pointer or points to an empty string, basename() returns a pointer to the
     string ``.''.

RETURN VALUES
     The basename() function returns a pointer to the final component of path.

SEE ALSO
     basename(1), dirname(3)

STANDARDS
     o	 X/Open Portability Guide Issue 4, Version 2 (``XPG4.2'')
     o	 IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'')

BUGS
     If the length of the result is longer than PATH_MAX bytes (including the terminating nul),
     the result will be truncated.

     The basename() function returns a pointer to static storage that may be overwritten by sub-
     sequent calls to basename().  This is not strictly a bug; it is explicitly allowed by IEEE
     Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').

BSD					   May 10, 2008 				      BSD


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