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basename

Returns filename component of path (PHP 4, PHP 5)
string basename ( string path [, string suffix] )

Given a string containing a path to a file, this function will return the base name of the file.

Parameters

path

A path.

On Windows, both slash (/) and backslash (\) are used as directory separator character. In other environments, it is the forward slash (/).

suffix

If the filename ends in suffix this will also be cut off.

Return Values

Returns the base name of the given path.

ChangeLog

VersionDescription
4.1.0 The suffix parameter was added

Examples

Example 619. basename() example

<?php
$path
= "/home/httpd/html/index.php";
$file = basename($path);         // $file is set to "index.php"
$file = basename($path, ".php"); // $file is set to "index"
?>


See Also
dirname()