PHP | basename() Function

PHP basename() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP basename() Function.

The PHP basename() function returns the trailing name component of path.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string basename ( string path [, string suffix] )

Parameter Details

It has a given string containing a path to a file.

Return Value

This built-in function returns a base name of a file. If the filename ends in the suffix, this can also be cut off.


Try out the below example -


   $path = "/PhpProject/index.php";
   $file = basename($path);  //  $file is set to "index.php"
   echo $file . "\n";
   $file = basename($path, ".php");  // $file is set to "index"
   echo $file;



When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -


Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the PHP chgrp() Function.

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