- file dirname name
Returns a name comprised of all of the path components in name
excluding the last element. If name
is a relative file name and only contains one path element, then returns ".
" (or ":
" on the pre-OSX Macintosh). If name
refers to a root directory, then the root directory is returned. For example,
file dirname c:/
Note that tilde substitution will only be performed if it is necessary to complete the command. For example,
file dirname ~/src/foo.c
file dirname ~
(or something similar).
See also edit