[thelist] get filename before the extension (php)

Chris Ditty cditty at gmail.com
Thu Feb 1 14:41:29 CST 2007

What I have done in the past is explode the filename at the period.
The first element is the filename and the second is the extension.

On 2/1/07, Mark Mckee <lists at soddengecko.com> wrote:
> Hi all
> I have been searching around the usual forums to find some info on a
> small script to get a file name. so far all I have found is how to
> return the extension of the file. what I am aiming to do is return
> everything before the extension.
> the reason for this is I am making a small app that will create text
> files for a friend who runs xampp locally and would like to add info to
> text files so he can upload to his host that sadly does not have php
> support or mysql databases.
> on the edit page I use a GET request to call up the data of the file so
> it can be edited and re saved. I have managed to get the file name into
> the input bar but when saved it would save a file called "test.txt" as
> "test.txt.txt"
> obviously this is no good. I do not think my friend would appreciate
> having to edit the .txt off the end of the file name every time he wants
> to edit it.
> this is the only function I have left to complete. does anyone here have
> any suggestions?
> Mark...
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