Replacement of filename in variable

A filename is stored in the associative array "$fname{$key}". For eg, either ".gif or .jpg" file.
Then how do i extract only this ".gif or .jpg out" from the variable??
This is because I want to replace the filename wif another name(.gif or .jpg).
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KennyIT Application ExecutiveCommented:
Try this :
  ($Name, $Ext) = split (/./, $fname{$key});

# The file name is stored in $Name and the extension is stored in $Ext.
# if you want to join it again,

$FileName = join('.',($Name,$Ext));

Hope it helps.

 I'd say:

($Name, $Ext) = split (/\./, $fname{$key});

Note the \ before dot.

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($Ext) = $fname{$Key} =~ m/\.(.*)$/;
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Kim RyanIT ConsultantCommented:
This module will allow for more than 1 dot in the file name

use File::Basename;
($name,$path,$suffix) = fileparse($fullname,'\..*');

If you want to limit the type of extentsions
($name,$path,$suffix) = fileparse($fullname,('\.jpg','\.gif'));

TehJiBueyAuthor Commented:
thank u so much for all ur help!!
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