Ashley Sheridan wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-01-05 at 08:45 -0600, Shawn McKenzie wrote:
>> Ingleby, Les wrote:
>>> Hi all, first time I have posted here so please be nice.
>>> I am using PEAR HTTP_Upload to handle multiple file uploads. What I need to 
>>> do is to take the file name which is output using the getProp() function 
>>> and then remove the file extension from the end of the file for example:
>>> Original name held in the getProp() array [name] "word_doccument.docx"
>>> I need to put this into a string such as
>>> $filename = $props['name'];
>>> I then need to separate the file name from the file extension.
>>> I have been reading the php manual do please don't bother referring me to 
>>> that.
>>> Thanks in advance.
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>> list($filename) = explode('.', $props['name']);
>> Or if you may need the extension:
>> list($filename, $extension) = explode('.', $props['name']);
>> -- 
>> Thanks!
>> -Shawn
> I just though. How would all these methods fare when given a file like
> archive.tar.gz, where the .tar.gz is the full extension, not just
> the .gz?
> Thanks,
> Ash

Well I thought about that when I posted.  If all you're concerned about
is the filename then my first example works great, for the second to get
the full extension you would set a limit to only return the first part
before the . and then all the rest (assuming that the rest is the

list($filename, $extension) = explode('.', 'archive.tar.gz', 2);

Of course this doesn't work for something like 'My.Word.Document.docx'
or 'archive_v2.0.1.tar.gz', but I don't know what will with extensions
being variable length and possibly composed of multiple periods.


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