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Manual Reference Pages  -  GDIRNAME (1)

NAME

dirname - strip last component from file name

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Examples
Author
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

dirname [\,OPTION\/] \,NAME\/...

DESCRIPTION

Output each NAME with its last non-slash component and trailing slashes removed; if NAME contains no /’s, output ’.’ (meaning the current directory).
-z, --zero end each output line with NUL, not newline
--help display this help and exit
--version
  output version information and exit

EXAMPLES

dirname /usr/bin/
  -> "/usr"
dirname dir1/str dir2/str
  -> "dir1" followed by "dir2"
dirname stdio.h
  -> "."

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report dirname translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2016 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)

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/dirname>
or available locally via: info \(aq(coreutils) dirname invocation\(aq

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GNU coreutils 8.25 DIRNAME (1) January 2016

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