BASENAME(1) BSD Reference Manual BASENAME(1)
basename - return filename portion of pathname
basename string [suffix]
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.
The following line sets the shell variable FOO to tail: FOO=`basename /usr/bin/tail`
csh(1), dirname(1), sh(1), basename(3)
The basename utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 ("POSIX.2"). MirOS BSD #10-current April 18, 1994 1
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