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basename Linux command on chromeOS

Usage: basename NAME [SUFFIX]
or: basename OPTION… NAME…
Print NAME with any leading directory components removed.
If specified, also remove a trailing SUFFIX.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
-a, –multiple support multiple arguments and treat each as a NAME
-s, –suffix=SUFFIX remove a trailing SUFFIX; implies -a
-z, –zero end each output line with NUL, not newline
–help display this help and exit
–version output version information and exit

basename /usr/bin/sort -> “sort”
basename include/stdio.h .h -> “stdio”
basename -s .h include/stdio.h -> “stdio”
basename -a any/str1 any/str2 -> “str1” followed by “str2”


Jesse Afolabi

Having been a technical writer for over 4 years, and co-founded in 2016, I took my passion to the next level with the founding of which so happens to revolve around my love for open-source technologies and Chrome OS. It's my hope to venture into new avenues in the tech universe and take you with me on that ride.


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