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Date: 2013dec19
Language: C/C++
Keywords: suffix

Q.  How can I get the extension of a filename?

A.

char *GetExtensionSimple(const char *filename) { char *p; if (filename == NULL) return NULL; if ((p = strrchr(filename, '.')) == NULL) return &filename[lstrlen(filename)]; return p; }
This handles a NULL filename, or a filename with no extension. There are also library routines for this - but this works everywhere.