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BASENAME(1)                      User Commands                     BASENAME(1)



NAME
       basename - strip directory and suffix from filenames

SYNOPSIS
       basename NAME [SUFFIX]
       basename OPTION

DESCRIPTION
       Print  NAME  with  any leading directory components removed.  If speci-
       fied, also remove a trailing SUFFIX.

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

EXAMPLES
       basename /usr/bin/sort
              Output "sort".

       basename include/stdio.h .h
              Output "stdio".

AUTHOR
       Written by FIXME unknown.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-coreutilsATgnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>;
       This  is  free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO
       dirname(1), readlink(1)

       The full documentation for basename is maintained as a Texinfo  manual.
       If  the info and basename programs are properly installed at your site,
       the command

              info basename

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 6.9.92.4-f088d-dirtJanuary 2008                      BASENAME(1)