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How To Move up one dir

Posted on 2002-04-28
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Using this code
$thisdir=opendir('.');
I am able to cycle through the contents of the current dir,

what i want to do is the same thing for the dir above the ccurrent i thought that
$thisdir=opendir('..');
would do the job but is does not what is the corrent argument for one dir above the current one.

thanks -k-
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by:axis_img
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opendir("..") has always worked for me. Can you give some information as to what system you are running currently?

Also, try:

opendir("../")

I do not think the slash should make a big difference, as both methods work for me. Just to be sure though.

Regards,
Barry
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One other suggestion, which is admittedly a bit of a hack, is to simply chdir() directly before opening the current directory ("."). An example would be:

chdir("..");
$thisdir = opendir("."); // now the current directory is actually ".."

// do stuff here...
closedir($thisdir);


If I am not understanding what you are asking, please let me know.

Thanks
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by:kplonk
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Seems i .. was wroking however the proble laied more in the script the chdir() command sorted that so thatanks
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