DIRNAME(1)                                                       User Commands                                                      DIRNAME(1)

NAME

       dirname - strip last component from file name

SYNOPSIS

       dirname NAME
       dirname OPTION

DESCRIPTION

       Output  NAME  with  its last non-slash component and trailing slashes removed; if NAME contains no /'s, output `.' (meaning the current
       directory).

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

EXAMPLES

       dirname /usr/bin/
              Output "/usr".

       dirname stdio.h
              Output ".".

AUTHOR

       Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS

       Report dirname bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report dirname translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2011 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)

       The full documentation for dirname is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and dirname programs are properly installed at  your
       site, the command

              info coreutils 'dirname invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.
 

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