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Strip directory and suffix from filenames.

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February 2017
BASENAME(1)                               User Commands                               BASENAME(1)

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/>
SEE ALSO dirname(1), readlink(1) Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/basename> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) basename invocation'
GNU coreutils 8.25 February 2017 BASENAME(1)
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basename(1) referred by basename(3) | dirname(1)
refer to dirname(1) | readlink(1)