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basename command in Linux

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The basename command extracts the everything after the last / character in a string. In this example, just the text "Documents" will be returned.

basename /home/jeremy/Documents

 

basename can also be used in a shell script to print the name of the script. For example, if the script is foo.sh, the following command in the script will print foo.sh.

echo $(basename $0)

 



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