How Do I Get the Filename without the Extension from a Path in Python?

Better Stack Team
Updated on June 19, 2024

You can get the filename without the extension from a path in Python using the os.path module. Here's how you can do it:

import os

# File path
file_path = '/path/to/file.txt'

# Get the filename without the extension
filename_without_extension = os.path.splitext(os.path.basename(file_path))[0]

print(filename_without_extension)  # Output: file

In this code:

  • os.path.basename(file_path) returns the last component of the path, which is the filename ('file.txt' in this example).
  • os.path.splitext() splits the filename into its base name and extension. It returns a tuple where the first element is the base name and the second element is the extension ('.txt' in this example).
  • [0] at the end of the expression accesses the first element of the tuple, which is the base name without the extension ('file' in this example).
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