BASENAME(1)                                           BASENAME(1)

     NAME
          basename, dirname - strip filename affixes

     SYNOPSIS
          basename string [ suffix ]

          dirname string

     DESCRIPTION
          These functions split off useful parts of a pathname; they
          are typically used inside substitution marks ` ` in shell
          scripts.

          Basename deletes any prefix ending in `/' and the suffix, if
          present in string, from string, and prints the result on the
          standard output.

          Dirname deletes the last `/' and all following characters
          from the string and prints the result on the standard out-
          put.  If there is no `/', dirname prints `.'.

     EXAMPLES
          cc $1 -o `basename $1`
               compile `dir/file.c' into `file'

          cc $1 -o `dirname $1`/`basename $1`
               compile into `dir/file'

     SEE ALSO
          sh(1)