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Returns filename component of path


basename

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

basenameReturns filename component of path

Description

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

Version Description
4.1.0 The suffix parameter was added

Examples

Example #1 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() - Returns directory name component of path
  • pathinfo() - Returns information about a file path

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