SplFileInfo::getBasename

(PHP 5 >= 5.2.2, PHP 7)

SplFileInfo::getBasenameGets the base name of the file

Description

public string SplFileInfo::getBasename ([ string $suffix ] )

This method returns the base name of the file, directory, or link without path info.

Parameters

suffix

Optional suffix to omit from the base name returned.

Return Values

Returns the base name without path information.

Examples

Example #1 SplFileInfo::getBasename() example

<?php
$info 
= new SplFileInfo('file.txt');
var_dump($info->getBasename());

$info = new SplFileInfo('/path/to/file.txt');
var_dump($info->getBasename());

$info = new SplFileInfo('/path/to/file.txt');
var_dump($info->getBasename('.txt'));
?>

The above example will output something similar to:

string(8) "file.txt"
string(8) "file.txt"
string(4) "file" 

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adam dot schubert at sg1-game dot net
1 year ago
If you want to get only filename and dont want to use weird:

<?php
pathinfo
($file->getBasename(), PATHINFO_FILENAME);
?>

You can use (also weird but ~better looking):

<?php
$file
->getBasename('.'.$file->getExtension());
?>

PS: Why there is getFilename ? when it returns ~same stuff as getBasename ? I have to do this ugly stuff^ instead of simple getFilename...
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schuyler dot bos at gmail dot com
11 months ago
Agreed, this is just silly.  why not make getFileName() just return the string without extension. then, there would be a method to return all the different permutations without having to do weird coding.

getBaseName()
getExtention()
getFileName()

although due to nomenclature it might make more sense to have getBaseName() return the file name without extension, since getFileName() would kinda suggest it has a file extension on it.
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