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BASENAME

Section: User Commands (1)

Updated: March 2015

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NAME

basename - strip directory and suffix from filenames

SYNOPSIS

basename NAME [SUFFIX]

basename OPTION... NAME...

DESCRIPTION

Print NAME with any leading directory components removed. If specified, also remove a trailing SUFFIX.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

-a, --multiple
support multiple arguments and treat each as a NAME:
-s, --suffix=SUFFIX
remove a trailing SUFFIX; implies -a:
-z, --zero
end each output line with NUL, not newline:
--help
display this help and exit:
--version
output version information and exit:

EXAMPLES

basename /usr/bin/sort
-> "sort":
basename include/stdio.h .h
-> "stdio":
basename -s .h include/stdio.h
-> "stdio":
basename -a any/str1 any/str2
-> "str1" followed by "str2":

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>

Report basename translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.

This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

dirname?(1), readlink?(1)

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/basename>

or available locally via: info '(coreutils) basename invocation'


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