[thelist] PHP directory sort by date

Aleem Bawany aleem.bawany at utoronto.ca
Wed Jan 22 21:32:00 CST 2003

> have you thought of shelling out to the OS and running ls
> -t (or dir /o:d for Win32) and then parsing the output?

Along similar lines, PHP allows you to execute shell commands:

$grab = shell_exec("dir/od/b");

that'll grab the dir ordered by date, in bare format and
output it. dir/? for more options.

Why don't you just use the "filectime" and "filemtime"
functions to get the timestamps for the file and sort
those? You would have to come up with a sorting algorithm
or use a binsort or something:

or maybe store them in an array and use an array sorting


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