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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.

EXIT STATUS
     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	are expected to	be IEEE	Std 1003.2
     ("POSIX.2") compatible.

HISTORY
     The basename and dirname utilities	first appeared in 4.4BSD.

FreeBSD	13.0			 May 26, 2020			  FreeBSD 13.0

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