General Commands Manual
NAME basename, dirname — return filename or directory portion of pathname
deletes any prefix ending with the last slash ‘
’ character present in string
, and a suffix
, if given. The resulting filename is written to the standard output. A non-existent suffix is ignored.
dirname deletes the filename portion, beginning with the last slash ‘
/’ character to the end of string, and writes the result to the standard output.
EXIT STATUS Both the basename and dirname utilities exit 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
The following line sets the shell variable FOO
STANDARDS The basename and dirname utilities conform to IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 (“POSIX.2”).