( string path [, string suffix] )
Given a string containing a path to a file, this function will
return the base name of the file.
If the filename ends in suffix this will
also be cut off.
On Windows, both slash (/) and backslash
(\) are used as directory separator character. In
other environments, it is the forward slash
Example 1. basename() example
$path = "/home/httpd/html/index.php";
$file = basename($path); // $file is set to "index.php"
$file = basename($path, ".php"); // $file is set to "index"
The suffix parameter was added in PHP 4.1.0.
See also dirname().