bash Linux basename and directory name, get the actual directory and file

Example:

basename /var/log/messages
messages

As shown above the "basename" utility gives you the end filename separately.

 

dirname /var/log/messages
/var/log

As shown above the "dirname" utlity gives you just the utility even if you pass it a specific file.

The above two utilities are very helpful in Bash scripting when working with files and directories constantly.


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