dirname - Unix, Linux Command


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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).

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--help display this help and exit
--version
  output version information and exit

EXAMPLES

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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 © 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

dirname is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and dirname programs are properly installed at your site, the command
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info dirname
should give you access to the complete manual.
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