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Re: bug in basename ?

From: Uwe H. Steinfeld
Subject: Re: bug in basename ?
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 18:41:50 +0100

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Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 6:57 PM
Subject: bug in basename ?

> In using basename I ran across the following condition
> that seems to be incorrect:
>     basename a.b/c .b
> Produces:
>     c
> info basename says that the suffix is removed only
> if it is identical to the END of the name.
> Am I reading this incorrectly?

Yes, but only half of it. The first sentence says:

    `basename' removes any leading directory components from NAME.

So, "a.b/c" becomes just "c". Afterwards the suffix is checked for a
possible match.


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