strrchr (3p) - Linux Man Pages
strrchr: string scanning operation
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strrchr - string scanning operation
No errors are defined.
Finding the Base Name of a File
The following example uses strrchr() to get a pointer to the base name of a file. The strrchr() function searches backwards through the name of the file to find the last '/' character in name. This pointer (plus one) will point to the base name of the file.
#include <string.h> ... const char *name; char *basename; ... basename = strrchr(name, '/') + 1; ...
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