basename

<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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