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ReadDir (php) sorting problem - sort by date required

Posted on 2004-10-10
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How would I sort the following code so I get it sorted by date. At present it lists files on my web page in Alphabetical order, I want it in date order.

<?php
//Get a cursor toward the folder of interest
$rep = "newsletters/";
$dir = opendir($rep);

// read the folder by selecting the folders (is_dir) or the folders (is_file)
   function dd($date) {
   //return date("m/d/Y H:i:s",$date);
   return date("d F Y",$date);
}
?><TABLE width="100%">
<!--<TR>
        <TD class="textbold" width="5%">&nbsp;</TD>
        <TD class="textbold" width="50%">Name</TD>
        <TD class="textbold" width="20%">Size</TD>
        <TD class="textbold" width="25%">Published</TD>
</TR> -->
<?
while ($f = readdir($dir)) {
   if(is_file($rep.$f)) {

   ?>
           <TR>
           <TD class="text" width="5%"><a href="<? echo "newsletters/".$f?>"><? echo "<img src=\"../media/pdf.gif\" border=0></a>"; ?></TD>
           <TD class="text" width="40%"><a href="<? echo "newsletters/".$f?>"><? echo $f;?></a></TD>
           <TD class="text" width="30%"><? echo filesize($rep.$f)." bytes";?></TD>
           <TD class="text" width="25%"><? echo dd(fileatime($rep.$f));?></TD>
           </TR>
  <?
  }
}
?></TABLE><?

//finally, close the folder
closedir($dir);
?>
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Question by:stephenreed
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sajuks earned 125 total points
ID: 12273713
//adjust according to your needs
<?
$files = array();
$files_directory = "c:/path";
$fdirectory = opendir("$files_directory");
    while (false!==($file=readdir($fdirectory))) {
        if (($file != ".") && ($file != ".." )) {
        $files[$file] = filemtime("$files_directory/$file");
        }
    }
closedir($fdirectory);
clearstatcache();
arsort($files);
echo "<table>";
while(list($key, $val)=each($files))
    echo "<tr><td>$key</td><td>".date("M j, h:ia", $val)."</td></tr>\n";
echo "</table>";
?>
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by:stephenreed
ID: 12281941
Used the above code but did not use arsort($files);
 but used the asort($files); function in its place and sorted by chronological order (date order). The explanation (code) was quite minimal and would require some programing ability so I would not give this answer full marks as it needed some instructions to modify for different sort orders.
Stephen
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