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Re: Faillure to autogenerate file on hpux

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: Faillure to autogenerate file on hpux
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2013 10:33:36 -0700
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Bastien ROUCARIES <address@hidden> writes:

> Any idea to get portable basename shell command ?

Personally, I just use basename, but the Autoconf manual does say:

     Not all hosts have a working `basename'.  You can use `expr'

The manual didn't list an alternative, but some searching (I'm not
horribly familiar with the regex syntax in expr) says:

    `expr "//$file" : '.*/\([^/]*\)'`

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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