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BASENAME(3)	       FreeBSD Library Functions Manual		   BASENAME(3)

NAME
     basename -- extract the base portion of a pathname

SYNOPSIS
     #include <libgen.h>

     char *
     basename(const char *path);

DESCRIPTION
     The basename() function returns the last component	from the pathname
     pointed to	by path, deleting any trailing `/' characters.	If path	con-
     sists entirely of `/' characters, a pointer to the	string "/" is
     returned.	If path	is a null pointer or the empty string, a pointer to
     the string	"." is returned.

IMPLEMENTATION NOTES
     The basename() function returns a pointer to internal storage space allo-
     cated on the first	call that will be overwritten by subsequent calls.

RETURN VALUES
     On	successful completion, basename() returns a pointer to the last	compo-
     nent of path.

     If	basename() fails, a null pointer is returned and the global variable
     errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS
     The following error codes may be set in errno:

     [ENAMETOOLONG]	The path component to be returned was larger than
			MAXPATHLEN.

SEE ALSO
     basename(1), dirname(1), dirname(3)

STANDARDS
     The basename() function conforms to X/Open	Portability Guide Issue	4,
     Version 2 (``XPG4.2'').

HISTORY
     The basename() function first appeared in OpenBSD 2.2 and FreeBSD 4.2.

AUTHORS
     Todd C. Miller <Todd.Miller@courtesan.com>

FreeBSD	9.3		       October 12, 2006			   FreeBSD 9.3

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