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BASENAME(3) BSD Library Functions Manual BASENAME(3)
basename -- return the last component of a pathname
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
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
The basename() function returns a pointer to the final component of path.
o X/Open Portability Guide Issue 4, Version 2 (``XPG4.2'')
o IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'')
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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