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Old 02-12-2009
How to get directory name from its path?

If I the path to a directory, what command can I use to return the actual name of that directory.


> [command] $test

I'd rather avoid anything with regular expressions. Any ideas?
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Old 02-12-2009
$ test=`pwd/folder1
$ basename $test

basename will return everything after the last forward slash.
dirname will return everything up to the last forward slash.

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