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DIRNAME

Section: User Commands (1)

Updated: March 2015

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NAME

dirname - strip last component from file name

SYNOPSIS

dirname [OPTION] NAME...

DESCRIPTION

Output each NAME with its last non-slash component and trailing slashes removed; if NAME contains no /'s, output '.' (meaning the current directory).

-z, --zero
end each output line with NUL, not newline:
--help
display this help and exit:
--version
output version information and exit:

EXAMPLES

dirname /usr/bin/
-> "/usr":
dirname dir1/str dir2/str
-> "dir1" followed by "dir2":
dirname stdio.h
-> ".":

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS

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

Report dirname 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

basename?(1), readlink?(1)

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

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


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NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

EXAMPLES

AUTHOR

REPORTING BUGS

COPYRIGHT

SEE ALSO


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