How can I remove the first dots from each line

Hi,
How can I remove the first dots from each line and get the top most parent dir name.

e.g
../../../parentdir/demo2.ear
../../gparent/parentdir/demo2.ear

from above example. would like to get output
parentdir
gparent
enthuguyAsked:
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savoneCommented:
[savona@bighat tmp]$ cat sample
../../../parentdir/demo2.ear
../../gparent/parentdir/demo2.ear

[savona@bighat tmp]$ cat sample | sed 's/\.\.\///g' | cut -d/ -f1
parentdir
gparent
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enthuguyAuthor Commented:
Awesome, you are really superb!

thx for your quick help
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