dirname


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://translationpro-
       ject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 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.



GNU coreutils 8.12.197-032bb    September 2011                      DIRNAME(1)
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