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BASENAME(1)                   User Commands                  BASENAME(1)

NAME         top

       basename - strip directory and suffix from filenames

SYNOPSIS         top

       basename NAME [SUFFIX]
       basename OPTION... NAME...

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

       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         top

       Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS         top

       GNU coreutils online help:
       <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report any translation bugs to
       <https://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:
       GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://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         top

       dirname(1), readlink(1)

       Full documentation
       <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/basename>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) basename invocation'

COLOPHON         top

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GNU coreutils 8.32             March 2020                    BASENAME(1)

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