(PHP 3, PHP 4 )

opendir -- open directory handle


int opendir (string path)

Returns a directory handle to be used in subsequent closedir(), readdir(), and rewinddir() calls.

If path is not a valid directory or the directory can not be opened due to permission restrictions or filesystem errors, opendir() returns false and generates a PHP error. You can suppress the error output of opendir() by prepending `@' to the front of the function name.

Example 1. opendir() Example


if ($dir = @opendir("/tmp")) {
  while($file = readdir($dir)) {
    echo "$file\n";