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NAME

       dirname - strip last component from file name

SYNOPSIS

       dirname [OPTION] NAME...

DESCRIPTION

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

       -z, --zero
              end each output line with NUL, not newline

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

EXAMPLES

       dirname /usr/bin/
              -> "/usr"

       dirname dir1/str dir2/str
              -> "dir1" followed by "dir2"

       dirname stdio.h
              -> "."

AUTHOR

       Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS

       GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report dirname translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2016 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)

       Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/dirname>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) dirname invocation'