How to extract suffix from a filename?
Michael A. Chase
Tue Jun 26 03:48:00 GMT 2001
There are a few possibilities. Which is best for you depends on your
system. Both bash and tcsh/csh have methods built in for chopping up
environment or shell variables. You could also use sed in a pipeline if you
can't count on the shell you call having those abilities.
For bash, look in the manpage under "Parameter Expansion". For tcsh, look
in the manpage for "modifiers".
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----- Original Message -----
From: "malcolm.boekhoff" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Cygwin News Group" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 02:38
Subject: How to extract suffix from a filename?
> Okay, it's a silly question - how can I extract the suffix from a file
> name (I know I can use "basename" and "dirname" to get the file and
> directory components)?
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