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PHP: Get filename extension with native PHP function

The extension part of the filename, is what typically tells us what type of file it is. A JPEG image may have the filename "image.jpg", where "jpg" is the extension.

Click through to learn how easy it is to extract this with PHP.

echo pathinfo('filename.jpg', PATHINFO_EXTENSION);

Easy as that! This will output

jpg

pathinfo can be used for much more than retrieving the file extension, please see the PHP documentation for all options.

2010-09-13