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BASENAME(1)		FreeBSD	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 (after first stripping trailing slashes), and a suffix,
     if	given.	The suffix is not stripped if it is identical to the remaining
     characters	in string.  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 (after first stripping trailing slashes),
     and writes	the result to the standard output.

EXAMPLES
     The following line	sets the shell variable	FOO to /usr/bin.

	   FOO=`dirname	/usr/bin/trail`

DIAGNOSTICS
     The basename and dirname utilities	exit 0 on success, and >0 if an	error
     occurs.

SEE ALSO
     csh(1), sh(1)

STANDARDS
     The basename and dirname functions	are expected to	be IEEE	Std 1003.2
     (``POSIX.2'') compatible.

FreeBSD	9.3			April 18, 1994			   FreeBSD 9.3

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