BASENAME

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2016
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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
-z, --zero
separate output with NUL rather than 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

Report basename bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
Report basename translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2013 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)

The full documentation for basename is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and basename programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info coreutils 'basename invocation'

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
EXAMPLES
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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