reading file from a directory?

hai all,

I wanted to read a dir & choose a particular file.
I wrote as follows:
$dir=dir("/home/ftp/rf_auto");
    while($file=$dir->read()){
     if(substr($file,14,8)=="rf_auto2" && (substr ($file,-12,8)==substr($filename,-12,8))){
     $fcontents1=$file;
     exit();
     }

in this loop I wanted to exit the loop once I select the file($file).
How do I do this?

Thank u,
baska


baskaAsked:
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BatalfConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You should use break; instead of exit;

Exit; is used to exit the script, break is used to break out of a loop:

$dir=dir("/home/ftp/rf_auto");
   while($file=$dir->read()){
    if(substr($file,14,8)=="rf_auto2" && (substr ($file,-12,8)==substr($filename,-12,8))){
    $fcontents1=$file;
    break;
    }
}
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baskaAuthor Commented:
//there should be one more closing bracket.
}
//my requirement is,it should not read until end of the dir
//how to implement the condition.

thank u
baska
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