DIRNAME(1) User Commands DIRNAME(1)
dirname - strip last component from file name
dirname [OPTION] NAME...
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
dirname /usr/bin/ -> "/usr" dirname dir1/str dir2/str -> "dir1" followed by "dir2" dirname stdio.h -> "."
Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.
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basename(1), readlink(1) Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/dirname> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) dirname invocation'
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