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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/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2017 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

dirname(1), readlink(1)
Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/basename>
 
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) basename invocation'
September 2017 GNU coreutils 8.28