get_extension man page

get_extension — Returns a pointer to the extension of a filename. Allegro game programming library.


#include <allegro.h>

char *get_extension(const char *filename);


Finds out the extension of the filename (with or without path information). Example:

get_executable_name(name, sizeof(name));
allegro_message("The binary has the extension `%s'\n",

Return Value

Returns a pointer to the portion of `filename' where the extension starts, or a pointer to the trailing null character if there is no filename or it doesn't have extension.

See Also

get_filename(3), put_backslash(3), replace_extension(3)

Referenced By

get_filename(3), put_backslash(3), replace_extension(3).

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