MirBSD manpage: dirname(1)

DIRNAME(1)                   BSD Reference Manual                   DIRNAME(1)

NAME

     dirname - return directory portion of pathname

SYNOPSIS

     dirname pathname

DESCRIPTION

     dirname deletes the filename portion, beginning with the last slash ('/')
     character to the end of pathname, and writes the result to the standard
     output.

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

EXAMPLES

     The following line sets the shell variable FOO to /usr/bin:

           FOO=`dirname /usr/bin/tail`

SEE ALSO

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

STANDARDS

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

MirBSD #10-current              April 18, 1994                               1

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