unixdev.net


Switch to SpeakEasy.net DSL

The Modular Manual Browser

Home Page
Manual: (Debian-5.0)
Page:
Section:
Apropos / Subsearch:
optional field

DIRNAME(1)                       User Commands                      DIRNAME(1)



NAME
       dirname - strip non-directory suffix from file name

SYNOPSIS
       dirname NAME
       dirname OPTION

DESCRIPTION
       Print  NAME  with  its trailing /component removed; if NAME contains no
       /'s, output `.' (meaning the current directory).

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

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

       dirname stdio.h
              Output ".".

AUTHOR
       Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

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
       basename(1), readlink(1)

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

              info dirname

       should give you access to the complete manual.



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