basename -- return filename component of path


string basename(string path);

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

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

Example 1. basename() example

$path = "/home/httpd/html/index.php3";
$file = basename($path); // $file is set to "index.php3"

See also: dirname()