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BASENAME(1)                               User Commands                               BASENAME(1)

NAME
       basename - strip directory and suffix from filenames

SYNOPSIS
       basename NAME [SUFFIX]
       basename OPTION... NAME...

DESCRIPTION
       Print  NAME  with  any  leading directory components removed.  If specified, also remove a
       trailing SUFFIX.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

       -a, --multiple
              support multiple arguments and treat each as a NAME

       -s, --suffix=SUFFIX
              remove a trailing SUFFIX; implies -a

       -z, --zero
              end each output line with NUL, not newline

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

EXAMPLES
       basename /usr/bin/sort
              -> "sort"

       basename include/stdio.h .h
              -> "stdio"

       basename -s .h include/stdio.h
              -> "stdio"

       basename -a any/str1 any/str2
              -> "str1" followed by "str2"

AUTHOR
       Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS
       GNU coreutils online help: 
       Report basename translation bugs to 

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 2016 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)

       Full documentation at: 
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) basename invocation'

GNU coreutils 8.25                        February 2016                               BASENAME(1)

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