PHP | glob() Function

PHP glob() Function


Hello dear readers! welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the PHP glob() Function.

The built-in glob() function returns an array containing file names or directories matching the specified pattern.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

array glob ( string $pattern [, int $flags = 0 ] )


This PHP function can search for all the path names matching the patterns according to rules used by glob() function, which is similar to rules used by common shells.

Return Value

This PHP function returns an array containing the matching files and directories on success or false on failure.

Example1

Try out the below example -

<?php
   print_r(glob("/PhpProject/php/*.txt"));
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Array
(
    [0] => /PhpProject/php/phptest1.txt
    [1] => /PhpProject/php/phptest2.txt
    [2] => /PhpProject/php/phptest3.txt
    [3] => /PhpProject/php/phptest4.txt
    [4] => /PhpProject/php/phptest5.txt
    [5] => /PhpProject/php/phptest6.txt
    [6] => /PhpProject/php/phptest7.txt
    [7] => /PhpProject/php/phptest8.txt
    [8] => /PhpProject/php/phptest9.txt
    [9] => /PhpProject/php/phptest10.txt
)

Example2

Try out the below example -

<?php
   foreach(glob("/PhpProject/php/*.txt") as $filename) {
      echo "$filename size " . filesize($filename) . "\n";
   }
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

/PhpProject/php/phptest1.txt size 223
/PhpProject/php/phptest2.txt size 254
/PhpProject/php/phptest3.txt size 275
/PhpProject/php/phptest4.txt size 214
/PhpProject/php/phptest5.txt size 269
/PhpProject/php/phptest6.txt size 235
/PhpProject/php/phptest7.txt size 287
/PhpProject/php/phptest8.txt size 298
/PhpProject/php/phptest9.txt size 209
/PhpProject/php/phptest10.txt size 265


Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the PHP is_dir() Function.

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