BASENAME(1)             NetBSD General Commands Manual             BASENAME(1)


NAME
basename, dirname -- return filename or directory portion of pathname
SYNOPSIS
basename string [suffix] dirname string
DESCRIPTION
basename deletes any prefix ending with the last slash `/' character present in string, and a suffix, if given. The resulting filename is written to the standard output. A non-existent suffix is ignored. dirname deletes the filename portion, beginning with the last slash `/' character to the end of string, and writes the result to the standard output.
EXIT STATUS
Both the basename and dirname utilities exit 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
EXAMPLES
The following line sets the shell variable FOO to /usr/bin. FOO=`dirname /usr/bin/trail`
SEE ALSO
csh(1), sh(1), basename(3), dirname(3)
STANDARDS
The basename and dirname utilities conform to IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 (``POSIX.2''). NetBSD 9.0 April 18, 1994 NetBSD 9.0

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