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[Solved] Linux/macOS - Shell - Extract Filename and/or File-Extension

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Few tricks I found useful when tinkering with some of my media files. Works under Linux and macOS. (Bash, zsh, etc)

Extract filename from a path, for example 

MyFilename="/path/to/my/some_file.mp4"
echo "${MyFilename##*/}"

Results in: 

some_file.mp4

The magic is to be found in "##*/"

 

 

Extract file extension

MyFilename="/path/to/my/some_file.mp4"
echo "${MyFilename#*.}"

Results in:

mp4

 

and here the magic is in "#*."


   
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