BASENAME(1B) BSD Compatibility Package Commands BASENAME(1B)


NAME


basename - display portions of pathnames

SYNOPSIS


/usr/ucb/basename string [suffix]


DESCRIPTION


The basename utility deletes any prefix ending in `/' and the suffix, if
present in string. It directs the result to the standard output, and is
normally used inside substitution marks (` `) within shell procedures.
The suffix is a string with no special significance attached to any of
the characters it contains.

EXAMPLES


Example 1: Using the basename command.




This shell procedure invoked with the argument /usr/src/bin/cat.c
compiles the named file and moves the output to cat in the current
directory:


example% cc $1
example% mv a.out `basename $1 .c`


SEE ALSO


sh(1), attributes(5)


March 28, 1995 BASENAME(1B)