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DIRNAME(1)                       User Commands                      DIRNAME(1)



NAME
       dirname - strip non-directory suffix from file(1,n) name

SYNOPSIS
       dirname NAME
       dirname OPTION

DESCRIPTION
       Print  NAME  with  its trailing /component removed; if(3,n) NAME contains no
       /'s, output `.' (meaning the current directory).

       --help display this help and exit(3,n,1 builtins)

       --version
              output version(1,3,5) information and exit(3,n,1 builtins)

AUTHOR
       Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO  warranty;  not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO
       The full documentation for dirname is maintained as a  Texinfo  manual.
       If  the  info(1,5,n) and dirname programs are properly installed at your site,
       the command

              info(1,5,n) coreutils dirname

       should give you access(2,5) to the complete manual.



dirname 5.2.1                     March 2004                        DIRNAME(1)

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