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How to trim a string to leave only the image name

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I am parsing the following string from a previous page using POST .

folder/subfolder/images/imagename.jpg

to create a link to the image.

I also need to display on the page only the imagename.

How can I remove everything before the imagename and the .jpg file extention?
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Question by:coddie
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shmert earned 200 total points
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Use basename($path) to get the last path component.
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by:coddie
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Hi shmert,
Thanks for a prompt reply.
sorry I am a newbie to PHP I dont understand comment, can you expand a little more.
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by:coddie
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Sorted ......
Thanks for the pointer shmert, It works a treat, the points are yours, one more quick related question - some image names have a 2 word title,ie "so big.jpg" this returns as "so%20big" how can I remove the %20 ?
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by:coddie
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Ok .... solved it, I had left the %20 in the parsed URL from the previous page. doh !! ;-)

All works as I want, many thanks shmert

here's 50 points.
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Thanks, coddie.  You may also be interested in urlencode() and urldecode() respectively, for encoding spaces and special characters for urls.

Cheers,
Sam
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Cheers Sam,
Thanks for the advice, since my first enquiry and your reply, I have got 'right into' what one can do with strings ..... !

As a ASP coder, I didn't realise there were so many operations that one could perform on a string in PHP.

Learn something new everyday.

All the best

Coddie
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Yes, it seems there are almost too many sometimes.  My biggest gripe is that the arguments to all the string operators aren't always consistent.  Check the manual regularly :-)
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