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(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

basenameReturns trailing name component of path

Description

string basename ( string $path [, string $suffix ] )

Given a string containing the path to a file or directory, this function will return the trailing name component.

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 name component ends in suffix this will also be cut off.

Return Values

Returns the base name of the given path.

Examples

Example #1 basename() example

<?php
echo "1) ".basename("/etc/sudoers.d"".d").PHP_EOL;
echo 
"2) ".basename("/etc/sudoers.d").PHP_EOL;
echo 
"3) ".basename("/etc/passwd").PHP_EOL;
echo 
"4) ".basename("/etc/").PHP_EOL;
echo 
"5) ".basename(".").PHP_EOL;
echo 
"6) ".basename("/");
?>

The above example will output:

1) sudoers
2) sudoers.d
3) passwd
4) etc
5) .
6) 

Notes

Note:

basename() operates naively on the input string, and is not aware of the actual filesystem, or path components such as "..".

Note:

basename() is locale aware, so for it to see the correct basename with multibyte character paths, the matching locale must be set using the setlocale() function.

See Also

  • dirname() - Returns a parent directory's path
  • pathinfo() - Returns information about a file path



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