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 libc glob() function, which is similar to the rules used by common shells. No tilde expansion or parameter substitution is done.

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

Valid flags:

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

Esempio 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

Nota: Questa funzione non eseguibile con file remoti, ma con file accessibili attraverso il filesystem del server.

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