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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 11.0-PRERELEASE         April 18, 1994         FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE

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