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

FILENAME=${FILE##*/};FILEPATH=${FILE%/*};NOEXT=${FILENAME%\.*};EXT=${FILE##*.}
Useful for use in other scripts for renaming, testing for extensions, etc.
Sample Output
FILE=/home/eduo/file.zip
FILENAME=file.zip
FILEPATH=/home/eduo
NOEXT=file
EXT=zip

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By: eduo
2009-06-10 16:11:38

What Others Think

FILENAME=${FILE##*/}; FILEPATH=${FILE%/*}; NOEXT=${FILENAME%\.*}; EXT=${FILE##*.} works nicely without the echo
ZungBang · 632 weeks and 4 days ago
FILENAME=`basename $FILE` FILEPATH=`dirname $FILE`
rhythmx · 632 weeks and 4 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.
eduo · 632 weeks and 4 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.
eduo · 632 weeks and 4 days ago

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