glob

(PHP 4 >= 4.3.0, PHP 5)

glob -- Find pathnames matching a pattern

Description

array glob ( string pattern [, int flags])

The glob() function searches for all the pathnames matching pattern according to the rules used by the shell. No tilde expansion or parameter substitution is done.

Returns an array containing the matched files/directories or FALSE on error.

Valid flags:

Note: Before PHP 4.3.3 GLOB_ONLYDIR was not available on Windows and other systems not using the GNU C library.

Example 1. Convenient way how glob() can replace opendir() and friends.

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

Output will look something like:

funclist.txt size 44686
funcsummary.txt size 267625
quickref.txt size 137820

Note: This function will not work on remote files as the file to be examined must be accessible via the servers filesystem.

See also opendir(), readdir(), closedir(), and fnmatch().


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