Find filename given the whole path

Often times in scripting on a Linux box, you end up passing around the full path to a resource (it’s messy coding tbh).

This is great until you want to use just the filename in something.

Here’s a simple Python method that takes a full filename with path and grabs just the filename.

def findFileName (self, fileNameWithPath):

splitStr = fileNameWithPath

strList = splitStr.rsplit(‘/’, 1)

fileName = strList[len(strList) – 1]

return fileName