DIRNAMESection: User Commands (1)
Updated: June 2012
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NAMEdirname - strip non-directory suffix from file name
Print NAME with its trailing /component removed; if NAME contains no /'s, output `.' (meaning the current directory).
- display this help and exit
- output version information and exit
- dirname /usr/bin/sort
- Output "/usr/bin".
- dirname stdio.h
- Output ".".
AUTHORWritten by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.
REPORTING BUGSReport dirname bugs to email@example.com
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
Report dirname translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2010 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 ALSObasename(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 coreutils aqdirname invocationaq
should give you access to the complete manual.
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