basename name [suffix]
basename strips off the leading part of a path name, leaving only the final component of the name, which is assumed to be the file name. To accomplish this, basename first checks to see if name consists of nothing but slash (/) or backslash (\) characters. If so, basename replaces name with a single slash and the process is complete. If not, basename removes any trailing slashes. If slashes still remain, basename strips off all leading characters up to and including the final slash. Finally, if you specify suffix and the remaining portion of name contains a suffix which matches suffix, basename removes that suffix.
basename src/dos/printf.c .c
Possible exit status values are:
Failure due to any of the following:
basename is provided as both an external utility and a built-in MKS KornShell utility.
POSIX.2. x/OPEN Portability Guide 4.0. All UNIX systems. Windows XP. Windows Server 2003. Windows Vista. Windows 7. Windows Server 2008. Windows 8. Windows Server 2012.
On Windows systems, basename strips all characters up to and including the final backslash or slash. On UNIX and POSIX-compliant systems, backslashes are valid file name characters and are not considered delimiters.
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