BASENAME(1)                       User Commands                      BASENAME(1)



NAME
       basename - strip directory and suffix from filenames

SYNOPSIS
       basename NAME [SUFFIX]
       basename OPTION

DESCRIPTION
       Print  NAME with any leading directory components removed.  If specified,
       also remove a trailing SUFFIX.

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

EXAMPLES
       basename /usr/bin/sort
              Output "sort".

       basename include/stdio.h .h
              Output "stdio".

AUTHOR
       Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report basename bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report basename translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 2011 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
       dirname(1), readlink(1)

       The full documentation for basename is maintained as  a  Texinfo  manual.
       If  the  info  and basename programs are properly installed at your site,
       the command

              info coreutils 'basename invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 8.12.197-032bb     September 2011                      BASENAME(1)