(PHP 3, PHP 4 >= 4.0.0)

opendir -- open directory handle


resource 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($dir)) !== false) {
    echo "$file\n";