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rewinddir

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

rewinddirRewind directory handle

Description

void rewinddir ([ resource $dir_handle ] )

Resets the directory stream indicated by dir_handle to the beginning of the directory.

Parameters

dir_handle

The directory handle resource previously opened with opendir(). If the directory handle is not specified, the last link opened by opendir() is assumed.

Return Values

Returns NULL on success or FALSE on failure.

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osamahussain897 at gmail dot com
4 months ago
/* Source Code */

<?php
$dir
= "/images/";

// Open a directory, and read its contents
if (is_dir($dir)){
  if (
$dh = opendir($dir)){
   
// List files in images directory
   
while (($file = readdir($dh)) !== false){
      echo
"filename:" . $file . "<br>";
    }
   
rewinddir();
   
// List once again files in images directory
   
while (($file = readdir($dh)) !== false){
      echo
"filename:" . $file . "<br>";
    }
   
closedir($dh);
  }
}
?>

/* Result */

filename: cat.gif
filename: dog.gif
filename: horse.gif
filename: cat.gif
filename: dog.gif
filename: horse.gif
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ASchmidt at Anamera dot net
7 days ago
It is crucial to note that rewinddir() does not simply start over at the beginning of the SAME directory list. Instead, this function first re-reads the directory - thus any file that were deleted (or inserted) since the original opendir() will be reflected after "rewinding".

In that respect, rewinddir() is equivalent to a closedir(), opendir() sequence, but without obtaining a new handle.
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