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The Directory class

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)


Instances of Directory are created by calling the dir() function, not by the new operator.

Class synopsis

Directory {
/* Properties */
public string $path ;
public resource $handle ;
/* Methods */
public close ([ resource $dir_handle ] ) : void
public read ([ resource $dir_handle ] ) : string
public rewind ([ resource $dir_handle ] ) : void



The directory that was opened.


Can be used with other directory functions such as readdir(), rewinddir() and closedir().

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serxis at gmail dot com
5 years ago
If you have an error Directory::read() method not foundlike this one :
"PHP Fatal error:  Call to undefined method Directory::read() in ..."
try pth_read() instead of read() - undocumented "feature"
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