Section (1) dirname


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Name

dirname — strip last component from file name

Synopsis

dirname [OPTION] NAME...

DESCRIPTION

Output each NAME with its last non−slash component and trailing slashes removed; if NAME contains no /_zsingle_quotesz_s, output _zsingle_quotesz_._zsingle_quotesz_ (meaning the current directory).

−z, −−zero

end each output line with NUL, not newline

−−help

display this help and exit

−−version

output version information and exit

EXAMPLES

dirname /usr/bin/

−> /usr

dirname dir1/str dir2/str

−> dir1 followed by dir2

dirname stdio.h

−> .

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS

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SEE ALSO

basename(1), readlink(1)

Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/dirname>

or available locally via: info _zsingle_quotesz_(coreutils) dirname invocation_zsingle_quotesz_

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2019 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.