Declaration [src]

g_file_get_basename (
  GFile* file

Description [src]

Gets the base name (the last component of the path) for a given GFile.

If called for the top level of a system (such as the filesystem root or a uri like sftp://host/) it will return a single directory separator (and on Windows, possibly a drive letter).

The base name is a byte string (not UTF-8). It has no defined encoding or rules other than it may not contain zero bytes. If you want to use filenames in a user interface you should use the display name that you can get by requesting the G_FILE_ATTRIBUTE_STANDARD_DISPLAY_NAME attribute with g_file_query_info().

This call does no blocking I/O.

Return value

Type: char*

String containing the GFiles base name, or NULL if given GFile is invalid. The returned string should be freed with g_free() when no longer needed.

The caller of the method takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.
The return value can be NULL.
The value is a file system path, using the OS encoding.