Find File Extension

Method 1

function findexts ($filename) {

       $filename = strtolower($filename) ;

       $exts = split("[/\\.]", $filename) ;

       $n = count($exts)-1;

       $exts = $exts[$n];

       return $exts;

}

Method 2

$filename = 'mypic.gif';
$ext = pathinfo($filename, PATHINFO_EXTENSION);

Method 3

function getFileextension($file) {
       return end(explode(".", $file));
}

Comments

  1. User Avatar
    terkin
    Permalink to comment#

    I always use latest method

  2. User Avatar
    burgo855
    Permalink to comment#

    Yo,

    This method won’t work anymore, “split” is depreciated, you need to replace with “explode” instead.

    Only trouble i am having is now that i use explode, it displays the filename followed by the extension, not just the extension on its own.

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