dirname is a command in Linux which is used to remove the trailing forward slahes “/” from the NAME and prints the remaining portion. If the argument NAME does not contains the forward slash “/” then it simply prints dot “.”.
dirname [OPTION] NAME
Options provided by dirname:
dirname -zero NAME or dirname --z NAME: This option provides a way to end the line by a null command rather then a new line. Using this the next command will execute on the same line rather than on the next line.
dirname --help: It displays help information.
dirname --version: It displays version information.