The basename command deletes any prefix ending with the last slash "/" character present in string and also a suffix.


The default basename command syntax is:
basename [flags] [string] [suffix]
Where [flags] are the cat flags, read below for more info, the string command is the pathname and the suffix, if indicated, will be also deleted.


Here are some of the most common basename flags:
  • -a: Every aregument is treated as a string
  • -s: The suffix is taken as its argument
  • -a: Supports multiple arguments and they will be treated as a name


basename /USI/command
The shell will output this: