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DIRNAME(1) User Commands DIRNAME(1)


dirname - manual page for dirname 8.32


dirname [OPTION] NAME...


Output each NAME with its last non-slash component and trailing slashes removed; if NAME contains no /'s, output '.' (meaning the current directory).

end each output line with NUL, not newline
display this help and exit
output version information and exit


-> "/usr"
-> "dir1" followed by "dir2"
-> "."

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August 2022 GNU coreutils 8.32