MirBSD manpage: basename(1)

BASENAME(1)                  BSD Reference Manual                  BASENAME(1)

NAME

     basename - return filename portion of pathname

SYNOPSIS

     basename string [suffix]

DESCRIPTION

     basename deletes any prefix ending with the last slash ('/') character
     present in string, and a suffix, if given. The resulting filename is
     written to the standard output. A non-existent suffix is ignored.

     The basename utility exits 0 on success or >0 if an error occurred.

EXAMPLES

     The following line sets the shell variable FOO to tail:

           FOO=`basename /usr/bin/tail`

SEE ALSO

     csh(1), dirname(1), sh(1), basename(3)

STANDARDS

     The basename utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 ("POSIX.2").

MirBSD #10-current              April 18, 1994                               1

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