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RocketLink!--> Man page versions: OpenBSD

BASENAME(3)               OpenBSD Programmer's Manual              BASENAME(3)

     basename - extract the base portion of a pathname

     #include <libgen.h>

     char *
     basename(const char *path);

     The basename() function returns the last component from the pathname
     pointed to by path, deleting any trailing `/' characters.  If path con-
     sists entirely of `/' characters, a pointer to the string "/" is re-
     turned.  If path is a null pointer or the empty string, a pointer to the
     string "." is returned.

     On successful completion, basename() returns a pointer to the last compo-
     nent of path.

     If basename() fails, a null pointer is returned and the global variable
     errno is set to indicate the error.

     The following error codes may be set in errno:

                   The path component to be returned was larger than

     basename() returns a pointer to internal static storage space that will
     be overwritten by subsequent calls.

     basename(1),  dirname(1),  dirname(3)

     The basename() function conforms to X/Open Portability Guide Issue 4.2

     The basename() function first appeared in OpenBSD 2.2.

     Todd C. Miller <Todd.Miller@courtesan.com>

OpenBSD 2.6                     August 17, 1997                              1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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