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DIRNAME

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: July 2014
Index Return to Main Contents
 

NAME

dirname - strip last component from file name  

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
-> "."

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

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2014 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)

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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