Name

basename — strip directory and suffix from filenames

Synopsis

basename NAME [SUFFIX]

basename OPTION... NAME...

DESCRIPTION

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

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

−a, −−multiple

support multiple arguments and treat each as a NAME

−s, −−suffix=SUFFIX/

remove a trailing SUFFIX; implies −a

−z, −−zero

end each output line with NUL, not newline

−−help

display this help and exit

−−version

output version information and exit

EXAMPLES

basename /usr/bin/sort

−> "sort"

basename include/stdio.h .h

−> "stdio"

basename −s .h include/stdio.h

−> "stdio"

basename −a any/str1 any/str2

−> "str1" followed by "str2"

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>

Report basename translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

SEE ALSO

dirname(1), readlink(1)

Full documentation at: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/basename>

or available locally via: info '(coreutils) basename invocation'

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://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.