DIRNAMESection: User Commands (1)
Updated: February 2022
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NAMEdirname - strip last component from file name
SYNOPSISdirname [,OPTION/] ,NAME/...
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
- display this help and exit
- output version information and exit
- dirname /usr/bin/
- -> "/usr"
- dirname dir1/str dir2/str
- -> "dir1" followed by "dir2"
- dirname stdio.h
- -> "."
AUTHORWritten by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.
REPORTING BUGSGNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
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COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://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 ALSObasename(1), readlink(1)
Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/dirname>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) dirname invocation'
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