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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for basename (opensolaris section 1b)

basename(1B)					     SunOS/BSD Compatibility Package Commands					      basename(1B)

NAME
basename - display portions of pathnames
SYNOPSIS
/usr/ucb/basename string [suffix]
DESCRIPTION
The basename utility deletes any prefix ending in `/' and the suffix, if present in string. It directs the result to the standard output, and is normally used inside substitution marks (` `) within shell procedures. The suffix is a string with no special significance attached to any of the characters it contains.
EXAMPLES
Example 1 Using the basename command. This shell procedure invoked with the argument /usr/src/bin/cat.c compiles the named file and moves the output to cat in the current direc- tory: example% cc $1 example% mv a.out `basename $1 .c`
ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWscpu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
SEE ALSO
sh(1), attributes(5) SunOS 5.11 28 Mar 1995 basename(1B)