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JFile::makeSafe

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Joomla 11.1 JFile::makeSafe[edit]

Description[edit]

Makes file name safe to use.

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public static function makeSafe ($file)
Parameter Type Default Description
$file string The name of the file [not full path]
  • Returns string The sanitised string
  • Defined on line 60 of libraries/joomla/filesystem/file.php
  • Since Joomla 11.1

See also[edit]

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User contributed notes[edit]

Example[edit]

		//Retrieve file details from uploaded file, sent from upload form
		$file = JRequest::getVar('upload_file', null, 'files', 'array');
				
		//Import filesystem libraries. Perhaps not necessary, but does not hurt
		jimport('joomla.filesystem.file');
 
		//Clean up filename to get rid of strange characters like spaces etc
		$filename = JFile::makeSafe($file['name']);


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