<file system>

The name of a file which, in contrast to a pathname, does not mention any of the directories containing the file. Examples:

	pathname	basename
	--------	--------
	/etc/hosts	hosts
	./alma		alma
	korte/a.a	a.a
	a.a		a.a

See also pathname.

Last updated: 1996-11-23

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