Provided by: coreutils_7.4-2ubuntu2_i386 bug

NAME

       dirname - strip non-directory suffix from file name

SYNOPSIS

       dirname NAME
       dirname OPTION

DESCRIPTION

       Print  NAME  with  its trailing /component removed; if NAME contains no
       /’s, output ‘.’ (meaning the current directory).

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

EXAMPLES

       dirname /usr/bin/sort
              Output "/usr/bin".

       dirname stdio.h
              Output ".".

AUTHOR

       Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS

       Report dirname bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.   License  GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This  is  free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

       basename(1), readlink(1)

       The full documentation for dirname is maintained as a  Texinfo  manual.
       If  the  info and dirname programs are properly installed at your site,
       the command

              info coreutils 'dirname invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.