DIRNAME(1) User Commands DIRNAME(1)

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).

--help display this help and exit

--version output version information and exit

EXAMPLES 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 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 dirname

should give you access to the complete manual.

dirname 5.97 March 2012 DIRNAME(1)