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Linux Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition by Daniel J. Barrett

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basename — stdin  stdout  - file  -- opt  --help  --version

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basename path [suffix]

The basename command prints the final component in a file path:

$ basename /users/smith/finances/money.txt
money.txt

If you provide an optional suffix, it gets stripped from the result:

$ basename /users/smith/finances/money.txt .txt
money

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