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BASENAME(1)                 General Commands Manual                BASENAME(1)



NAME
       basename - strip filename affixes

SYNOPSIS
       basename string [ suffix ]

DESCRIPTION
       Basename deletes any prefix ending in `/' and the suffix, if present in
       string, from string, and prints the result on the standard output.   It
       is normally used inside substitution marks ` ` in shell procedures.

       This  shell procedure invoked with the argument /usr/src/cmd/cat.c com-
       piles the named file and moves the output to cat in the current  direc-
       tory:

                      cc $1
                      mv a.out `basename $1 .c`

SEE ALSO
       sh(1)



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