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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for basename (redhat section 1)

BASENAME(1)								FSF							       BASENAME(1)

NAME
basename - strip directory and suffix from filenames
SYNOPSIS
basename NAME [SUFFIX] basename OPTION
DESCRIPTION
Print NAME with any leading directory components removed. If specified, also remove a trailing SUFFIX. --help display this help and exit --version output version information and exit
AUTHOR
Written by FIXME unknown.
REPORTING BUGS
Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.
COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICU- LAR PURPOSE.
SEE ALSO
The full documentation for basename is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and basename programs are properly installed at your site, the command info basename should give you access to the complete manual. GNU coreutils 4.5.3 February 2003 BASENAME(1)