PHP | rewinddir() Function

PHP rewinddir() 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 rewinddir() Function.

The built-in PHP rewinddir() function resets the directory stream indicated by the dir_handle to the beginning of the directory.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

void rewinddir ( resource $dir_handle );


Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description
1

dir_handle(Required)

The directory handle resource previously opened with opendir().


Return Value

This built-in function returns the filename on success or FALSE on failure.

Example

Try out the below example -

<?php
   $dir = opendir("/var/www/images");
   
   while (($file =rewinddir($dir)) !== false) {
      echo "filename: " . $file . "<br />";
   }
   
   rewinddir($dir);
   while (($file =rewinddir($dir)) !== false) {
      echo "filename: " . $file . "<br />";
   }
   closedir($dir);
?> 

Output

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

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


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 scandir() Function.

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