Template:Remove file prefix

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This template removes the File: and Image: prefixes from file names.


{{Remove file prefix |1= }}

Template parameters

<templatedata>JSON</templatedata> ./. {{TemplateBox}}

TemplateData is a way to store information about template parameters (the description of those and of the whole template) for both humans and machines. It is used by VisualEditor and possibly other tools like Upload Wizard.

Existing template documentation
At Wikimedia Commons, it is recommended to use {{TemplateBox}} with either ‎useTemplateData=1 or ‎useTemplateData=only on the ‎/doc subpage and transcluding it with {{Documentation}} into the template. ‎<nowiki>-tags can be wrapped around the arguments, if required, to avoid templates being expanded.

Newly created template documentation and imports
Another option, especially for imported templates, or for users with JSON experience, is placing raw ‎<templatedata>-tags into the Wikitext of the template, as described in various Wikipediae.

There is an ongoing discussion about that matter. Feel invited to comment if you are experienced in either way, your time permits and if you like to share your opinion or to make a suggestion.

Wikipedia's help about TemplateDataCommons-specific information

This template removes the File: and Image: prefixes from file names.

Template parameters[Edit template data]

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

file name1

The file name, with or without namespace. Should be specified but may be empty.

Page namerequired

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the Template namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

See also


This template is not intended to be localized.


  • {{Remove file prefix|Example.svg}} → Example.svg
  • {{Remove file prefix|File:Example.svg}} → Example.svg
  • {{Remove file prefix|Image:Example.svg}} → Example.svg
  • {{Remove file prefix|Other:Example.svg}} → Other:Example.svg