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Strip last component from file name.

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February 2017
DIRNAME(1)                                User Commands                                DIRNAME(1)

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/>
SEE ALSO basename(1), readlink(1) Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/dirname> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) dirname invocation'
GNU coreutils 8.25 February 2017 DIRNAME(1)
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dirname(1) referred by aesub(5) | basename(1) | basename(3) | cksfv(1) | dacs.exprs(5) | File::Basename(3perl) | MP3::Tag(3pm) | parallel(1)
refer to basename(1) | readlink(1)