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i would like to know differences between Unix and Linux in details.

What's the complementary function?[edit]

basename is great and I use it all of the time. However, I need to get the directory name from a path. Is there a function that does that?!?


It's dirname. --TheParanoidOne 22:59, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Is there a word for "basename without extension"? I propose barename. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 00:12, 31 August 2006 UTC

How about (in bash)
$ barename() { basename $1 | sed -e 's/[.].*$//'; }
$ barename dirA/dirB/somebasefile.ext

--WayneMokane 20:52, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

typo crxn[edit]

I added a semicolon in the example script before 'done'. Afaik, the script would not run without that (and it didn't run when I tried it as-is). Hope that's correct now. Mcswell (talk) 17:52, 27 May 2013 (UTC)