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SplFileInfo::getExtension

(PHP 5 >= 5.3.6)

SplFileInfo::getExtensionGets the file extension

Description

public string SplFileInfo::getExtension ( void )

Retrieves the file extension.

Parameters

This function has no parameters.

Return Values

Returns a string containing the file extension, or an empty string if the file has no extension.

Examples

Example #1 SplFileInfo::getExtension() example

<?php

$info 
= new SplFileInfo('foo.txt');
var_dump($info->getExtension());

$info = new SplFileInfo('photo.jpg');
var_dump($info->getExtension());

$info = new SplFileInfo('something.tar.gz');
var_dump($info->getExtension());

?>

The above example will output:

string(3) "txt"
string(3) "jpg"
string(2) "gz"

Notes

Note:

This method is only available as of PHP 5.3.6. Another way of getting the extension is to use the pathinfo() function.

<?php
$extension 
pathinfo($info->getFilename(), PATHINFO_EXTENSION);
?>

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