Instance Property

lastPathComponent

The last path component of the receiver.

Declaration

@property(readonly, copy) NSString *lastPathComponent;

Discussion

Path components are alphanumeric strings delineated by the path separator (slash “/”) or the beginning or end of the path string. Multiple path separators at the end of the string are stripped.

The following table illustrates the effect of lastPathComponent on a variety of different paths:

Receiver’s String Value

String Returned

/tmp/scratch.tiff

scratch.tiff

/tmp/scratch

scratch

/tmp/

tmp

scratch///

scratch

/

“/”

Note that this method only works with file paths (not, for example, string representations of URLs).

See Also

Working with Paths

+ pathWithComponents:

Returns a string built from the strings in a given array by concatenating them with a path separator between each pair.

pathComponents

The file-system path components of the receiver.

- completePathIntoString:caseSensitive:matchesIntoArray:filterTypes:

Interprets the receiver as a path in the file system and attempts to perform filename completion, returning a numeric value that indicates whether a match was possible, and by reference the longest path that matches the receiver.

fileSystemRepresentation

A file system-specific representation of the receiver.

- getFileSystemRepresentation:maxLength:

Interprets the receiver as a system-independent path and fills a buffer with a C-string in a format and encoding suitable for use with file-system calls.

absolutePath

A Boolean value that indicates whether the receiver represents an absolute path.

pathExtension

The path extension, if any, of the string as interpreted as a path.

stringByAbbreviatingWithTildeInPath

A new string that replaces the current home directory portion of the current path with a tilde (~) character.

- stringByAppendingPathComponent:

Returns a new string made by appending to the receiver a given string.

- stringByAppendingPathExtension:

Returns a new string made by appending to the receiver an extension separator followed by a given extension.

stringByDeletingLastPathComponent

A new string made by deleting the last path component from the receiver, along with any final path separator.

stringByDeletingPathExtension

A new string made by deleting the extension (if any, and only the last) from the receiver.

stringByExpandingTildeInPath

A new string made by expanding the initial component of the receiver to its full path value.

stringByResolvingSymlinksInPath

A new string made from the receiver by resolving all symbolic links and standardizing path.

stringByStandardizingPath

A new string made by removing extraneous path components from the receiver.

- stringsByAppendingPaths:

Returns an array of strings made by separately appending to the receiver each string in a given array.