basename man page

basename — strip directory and suffix from filenames

TL;DR

basename {{path/to/file}}

basename {{path/to/file}} {{suffix}}

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: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report basename translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

See Also

dirname(1), readlink(1)

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

Referenced By

basename(3), cksfv(1), collectd.conf(5), dirname(1), FontDatabase(5), libmagic(3), pmsignal(1), tnftp(1), zip2st(1).

September 2017 GNU coreutils 8.28 User Commands