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cut filename extension

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Old 07-28-2010
cut filename extension

I need a small script (sh) to remove in a variable the filename extension.
Example:
f = "testfile.txt"
and I need a $a with "testfile".
Some one a idea?
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Old 07-28-2010
Code:
f=testfile.txt ; a=`basename $f ".txt"` ;echo $a

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Old 07-28-2010
Thanks
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Old 07-28-2010
Using shell builtins (sh, bash and probably others too)
Code:
#!/bin/sh

a='testfile.test.txt'

echo "Filename: ${a%.*}"
echo "Extension: ${a##*.}"

exit 0


Last edited by tukuyomi; 07-28-2010 at 05:12 PM..
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Old 07-29-2010
Code:
echo $FILENAME |sed 's/\(.*\)..../\1/'

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