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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]
     basename [-a] [-s suffix] string [...]
     dirname string

DESCRIPTION
     The basename utility 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.  If -a	is specified,
     then every	argument is treated as a string	as if basename were invoked
     with just one argument.  If -s is specified, then the suffix is taken as
     its argument, and all other arguments are treated as a string.

     The dirname utility 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 utilities	are expected to	be IEEE	Std 1003.2
     (``POSIX.2'') compatible.

FreeBSD	9.3			April 18, 1994			   FreeBSD 9.3

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