|BASENAME(3)||Library Functions Manual||BASENAME(3)|
basename — extract
the base portion of a pathname
basename() function returns the last
component from the pathname pointed to by path,
deleting any trailing ‘/’ characters. If
path consists entirely of ‘/’
characters, a pointer to the string “/” is returned. If
path is a null pointer or the empty string, a pointer
to the string “.” is returned.
On successful completion,
returns a pointer to the last component of path.
basename() fails, a null pointer is
returned and the global variable errno is set to
indicate the error.
The following error codes may be set in errno:
basename() function conforms to the
X/Open System Interfaces option of the IEEE Std 1003.1-2008
basename() function first appeared in
Todd C. Miller
basename() returns a pointer to internal
static storage space that will be overwritten by subsequent calls.
Other vendor implementations of
may modify the contents of the string passed to
basename(); this should be taken into account when
writing code which calls this function if portability is desired.
|January 25, 2019||OpenBSD-current|