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basename(1)							   basename(1)

       basename, dirname - extract portions of path names

       string [suffix]


       deletes any prefix ending in and the suffix (if present in string) from
       string, and prints the result on the standard output.  If  string  con‐
       sists  entirely	of  slash  characters, string is set to a single slash
       character.  If there are any trailing slash characters in string,  they
       are removed.  If the suffix operand is present but not identical to the
       characters remaining in string, but it is identical to a suffix of  the
       characters  remaining in string, the suffix is removed from string.  is
       normally used inside command substitution  marks	 within	 shell	proce‐

       delivers	 all but the last level of the path name in string.  If string
       does not contain a directory component, returns indicating the  current
       working directory.

   Environment Variables
       determines  the	interpretation of string and, in the case of basename,
       suffix as single and/or multi-byte characters.

       If is not specified in the environment or is set to the	empty  string,
       the  value  of is used as a default for each unspecified or empty vari‐
       able.  If is not specified or is set to the empty string, a default  of
       "C"  (see lang(5)) is used instead of If any internationalization vari‐
       able contains an invalid setting, and behave as if  all	international‐
       ization variables are set to "C".  See environ(5).

   International Code Set Support
       Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.

       The  following  shell  script,  invoked	with the argument compiles the
       named file and moves the output to a file named in the  current	direc‐

       The following example sets the shell variable to

       and return one of the following values:

	      Successful completion.
	      Incorrect number of command-line arguments.

       expr(1), sh(1).


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