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Re: [coreutils] basename/dirname can't handle stdin?

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [coreutils] basename/dirname can't handle stdin?
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 08:10:34 -0700
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On 01/13/2011 08:03 AM, Jim Meyering wrote:
> Philipp Thomas wrote:
>> * Jim Meyering (address@hidden) [20110113 08:53]:
>>>> * Add --suffix [suffix] to enable suffix killing (using
>>>>   SUFFIX as the 2nd arg will no longer work going forward)
>> Using SUFFIX as the second argument IMO has to keep working as otherwise
>> you'll break tons of scripts!
> What I think he meant is that we'll need a --suffix=SUFF
> option to specify a suffix, since when in --filter mode,
> each input will be treated as a file/dir name.
> Whereas, on the command line, we'll still accept only 1 or 2 args.

BSD basename accepts more than 2 args.

basename arg1 arg2 arg3 - no suffix, and print out three lines

That is, the suffix is available if either:
you pass exactly two args, and -a is not used
you pass the -s/--suffix option

(well, the long option spelling of --suffix would be new to GNU, but
makes sense).

Likewise, BSD basename accepts -a (how about --all as the long option
spelling) to override 2-argument becoming a suffix situation.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library

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