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Re: shorthand attempt at 'basename file .ext'

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: shorthand attempt at 'basename file .ext'
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 15:18:53 +0000 (UTC)
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Chris F.A. Johnson <cfajohnson <at> gmail.com> writes:

>    You can find a shell function to replace the external basename
>    command at: <http://cfaj.freeshell.org/shell/scripts/basename-sh>.

Except that your example is not POSIX-compliant.  POSIX requires
'basename -- -a' to print '-a', not '--'.

Also, on platforms where // is special (such as cygwin), 'basename //' 
and 'basename // /' should print '//', not '/', to match the behavior of the 
basename program on those platforms.

Eric Blake

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