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dirname(1)                       User Commands                      dirname(1)




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  /'s,  output  '.'  (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

       GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report    dirname    translation    bugs   to   <http://translationpro-
       ject.org/team/>


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://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 ALSO

       basename(1), readlink(1)

       Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/dirname>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) dirname invocation'



GNU coreutils 8.26               November 2016                      dirname(1)

coreutils 8.26 - Generated Thu Jan 5 13:21:32 CST 2017
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