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PHP Function readdir()


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Syntax

string readdir ( resource $dir_handle );

Definition and Usage

Returns the filename of the next file from the directory. The filenames are returned in the order in which they are stored by the filesystem.

Paramters

ParameterDescription
dir_handleRequired. The directory handle resource previously opened with opendir().

Return Value

Returns the filename on success, or FALSE on failure.

Example

Following is the usage of this function:

<?php
//Open images directory
$dir = opendir("/var/www/images");

//List files in images directory
while (($file = readdir($dir)) !== false)
{
  echo "filename: " . $file . "<br />";
}
closedir($dir);
?> 

This will produce following result:

filename: .
filename: ..
filename: logo.gif
filename: mohd.gif

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