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GNU coreutils 8.32
March 2020

coreutils

The basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities of the GNU operating system

coreutils-common

coreutils common optional components

coreutils-doc

Documentation for the GNU Core Utilities

NAME

dirname - strip last component from file name

SYNOPSIS

dirname [\,OPTION\/] \,NAME\/...

DESCRIPTION

Output each NAME with its last non-slash component and trailing slashes removed; if NAME contains no /’s, output ’.’ (meaning the current directory).
-z, --zero end each output line with NUL, not newline
--help display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit

EXAMPLES

dirname /usr/bin/
-> "/usr"
dirname dir1/str dir2/str
-> "dir1" followed by "dir2"
dirname stdio.h
-> "."

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report any translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://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)
Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/dirname>
or available locally via: info \(aq(coreutils) dirname invocation\(aq
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