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Get php file name WITHOUT path

4:06 am on Apr 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have a page in Apache with a path like "localhost/projects/main.php" and I need to retrieve only "main.php", or whatever the current PHP page name is.

Anyone would think that some of these methods should return the file name:


But *ALL* of those methods return "projects/main.php"... d'oh! How can I retrieve the file name ONLY, without path?

Thanks in advance

4:19 am on Apr 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You can use basename [php.net] on any one of those strings to return just the name of the script.
11:16 pm on Apr 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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or you could do something like

$arrStr = explode("/", $_SERVER['SCRIPT_NAME'] );
$arrStr = array_reverse($arrStr );

echo("Script is " . $arrStr[0]);

it is a little more clumsy than basename, but it is one solution and an idea on how to pull data from an array.


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