PHP | scandir() Function

PHP scandir() Function


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

The scanddir() function returns 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 built-in 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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