pathname, strip the path prefix and
leave just the filename, which is printed on standard output.
If specified, a filename
suffix (e.g., .c)
is removed also. basename is typically invoked via
command substitution (
generate a filename. See also dirname.
Given the following fragment from a Bourne shell script:
prog_name="`basename $0`" echo "$prog_name: QUITTING: can't open $ofile"/ 1>&2 ; exit 1
If the script is called do_it, then the following message would be printed on standard error:
do_it: QUITTING: can't open output_file