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Meaning of BASENAME

 
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 Definition: 

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.

 

 

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