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basename

basename in Technology

file system
The name of a file which, in contrast to a pathname, does not mention any of the directories containing the file. Examples:
pathname basename -------- -------- /etc/hosts hosts ./alma alma korte/a.a a.a a.a a.a
See also pathname.
(1996-11-23)

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