[thelist] PHP- get list of files in directory?

Max Schwanekamp lists at neptunewebworks.com
Tue Mar 13 13:21:05 CDT 2007

Stephen Rider wrote:
> On Mar 13, 2007, at 9:40 AM, Jay Blanchard wrote:
>> [snip]
>> Is there a way to get a list of files in a particular directory using
>> PHP?  I would preferably like to end up with an array containing the
>> name of each file found.
>> [/snip]
>> Have you Read The Fine Manual? http://www.php.net/readdir
> Didn't know what function to read up on!  PHP n00b walking, here.

If you're working in PHP5, you might use a DirectoryIterator, as it has 
lots of convenience methods like isDot() (determine if it's ./ or  ../), 
getPerms() (get file permissions) etc.


Max Schwanekamp

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