BASENAME(1) User Commands BASENAME(1)

NAME basename - strip directory and suffix from filenames


DESCRIPTION Print NAME with any leading directory components removed. If speci- fied, 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 FIXME unknown.

REPORTING BUGS Report bugs to <>.

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 <>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO 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 basename

should give you access to the complete manual.

basename 5.97 March 2012 BASENAME(1)