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BASENAME(1)                 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 7.1.2                    April 18, 1994                    NetBSD 7.1.2