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 David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS Report basename bugs to GNU coreutils home page: <> General help using GNU software: <> Report basename translation bugs to <http://translationpro->

COPYRIGHT Copyright © 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO dirname(1), readlink(1)

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 coreutils ’basename invocation’

should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.4 July 2014 BASENAME(1)