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BASENAME(1)		  BSD General Commands Manual		   BASENAME(1)

     basename, dirname — return filename or directory portion of pathname

     basename string [suffix]
     dirname string

     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.  If string ends in the slash character,
     ‘/’, or is the same as the suffix argument, a newline is output.  A non-
     existent suffix is ignored.

     Dirname deletes the filename portion, beginning with the last slash ‘/’
     character to the end of string, and writes the result to the standard

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

	   FOO=`dirname /usr/bin/trail`

     Both the basename and dirname exit 0 on success, and >0 if an error

     csh(1) sh(1)

     The basename and dirname functions are expected to be POSIX 1003.2 com‐

BSD				April 18, 1994				   BSD

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