BASENAME(1) User Commands BASENAME(1)
basename - strip directory and suffix from filenames
basename NAME [SUFFIX] basename OPTION... NAME...
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
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"
Written by David MacKenzie.
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dirname(1), readlink(1) Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/basename> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) basename invocation'
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Pages that refer to this page: dirname(1), pmsignal(1), basename(3)