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 dirname bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org 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://translationpro- ject.org/team/>
COPYRIGHT Copyright © 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 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 ’dirname invocation’
should give you access to the complete manual.
GNU coreutils 8.4 October 2011 DIRNAME(1)