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For a $FILE, extracts the path, filename, filename without extension and extension.

Terminal - For a $FILE, extracts the path, filename, filename without extension and extension.
FILENAME=${FILE##*/};FILEPATH=${FILE%/*};NOEXT=${FILENAME%\.*};EXT=${FILE##*.}
2009-06-10 16:11:38
User: eduo
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For a $FILE, extracts the path, filename, filename without extension and extension.

Useful for use in other scripts for renaming, testing for extensions, etc.

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FILENAME=${FILE##*/}; FILEPATH=${FILE%/*}; NOEXT=${FILENAME%\.*}; EXT=${FILE##*.}

works nicely without the echo

Comment by ZungBang 376 weeks and 5 days ago
FILENAME=`basename $FILE` FILEPATH=`dirname $FILE`
Comment by rhythmx 376 weeks and 5 days ago

Sweet, Zungbang. I'd never even tried without the echo. I'm so used to having this line (and a few others for settings things like TEMPFILENAME and DATETIME for use later in scripts I just didn't change them anymore.

Comment by eduo 376 weeks and 5 days ago

rhythmx: With Zunbang's clarification you only need the shell for things like this. Always good to get rid of dependencies, I find.

Comment by eduo 376 weeks and 5 days ago

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