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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-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 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)
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