Extract File Name From Path, No Matter What The Os/path Format

To extract the file name from a path, regardless of the operating system or path format, you can use the os.path module in Python. Specifically, you can use the os.path.basename() function, which returns the final component of the path.

Here’s an example:

import os

path = "/path/to/file.txt"
filename = os.path.basename(path)
print(filename)  # Output: file.txt

This will work for paths in both Windows and Unix-like operating systems, regardless of whether they use forward slashes (/) or backslashes (\) as separators.

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