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PHP | scandir() Function

PHP scandir() Function


Hello folks! welcome back to a new section of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP scandir() Function.

The built-in PHP scanddir() function is used for returning an array of files and directories from the passed directory.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

array scandir ( string $directory [, int $sorting_order [, resource $context]] );


Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description
1

directory(Required)

The directory that will be scanned.

2

sorting_order(Optional)

It specifies the sort order. Default is 0 (ascending). If set to 1, it indicates descending order.

3

context(Optional)

It specifies the context of the directory handle. Context is a set of options that can modify the behavior of a stream.


Return Value

This function returns an array of filenames on success or FALSE on failure.

Example

Try out the below example -

<?php
   $dir    = '/newfolder';
   $files1 = scandir($dir);
   $files2 = scandir($dir, 1);
   
   print_r($files1);
   print_r($files2);
?> 

Output

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

Array (
   [0] => .
   [1] => ..
   [2] => abc.php
   [3] => bbc.txt
   [4] => somedir
)
Array (
   [0] => somedir
   [1] => indiabbc.txt
   [2] => status999.php
   [3] => ..
   [4] => .
)


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