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    *** Requires Root
    *** Requires Busybox
    *** Requires an ARM powered device (99% of all Android Devices), does not work on x86 and MIPS devices.

    Installs basename from GNU coreutils to your android device

    This is the pro version of GNU Corutils basename

    The pro version has the same features as that of the free version. The benefit of pro is priority e-mail support and an online help as seen here.

    GNU coreutils have more features than applets found with busybox or android default tools. So as to avoid potential conflicts, "basename" can be accessed via "cu.basename" in terminal.

    Please don't leave negative remarks without reason. This app caters to small niche of people who like to have their GNU/Linux/Unix tools on the go. They would surely appreciate that.

    If you have not used a GNU/Linux Command line or CLI App before, then this app is not for you and you should uninstall this. In that case just e-mail me and I would be glad to refund you.

    Thanks for supporting me.

    -Robert Nediyakalaparambil

    Introduction to Coreutils

    The GNU Core Utilities are the basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities of the GNU operating system.
    These are the core utilities which are expected to exist on every operating system.


    basename - strip directory and suffix from filenames

    basename NAME [SUFFIX]
    basename OPTION

    Print NAME with any leading directory components removed. If specified, also remove a trailing SUFFIX.

    --help display this help and exit

    output version information and exit

    basename /usr/bin/sort
    Output "sort".

    basename include/stdio.h .h
    Output "stdio".

    Written by David MacKenzie.



    Copyright © 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>.
    This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

    Source Code

    I distribute Free Software (Free as in Freedom and not Free Beer) for android at no cost and at times for a fee. I make it easy for you to install your favourite free software tools by cross compiling and packaging it for android so that you don't have to take all the trouble. However here are the links to the sources if you like to hack and poke around.

    Stable source releases can be found at
    Test source releases can be found at

    Latest Source

    Assuming you have git installed, you can retrieve the latest version with this command: git clone git://
    To build from the latest sources please follow the instructions in README-hacking

    Tags: $basename build