Script for dispalying folder contents (with links) when the file list has been disabled

Posted on 2006-03-30
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Last Modified: 2010-03-04
On an appache server with the file listing ability turned off, I'd like to create an index.htm file that contains a script that would list the files in the folder.  Is this possible?  Can the file list have links to the files listed?

Question by:leslieinva
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> I'd like to create an index.htm file that contains a script that would list the files in the folder.  Is this possible?

Yes, if you have a script behind it which reads the content of the folder and generates a html page. But that script has nothing to do with apache. I'd suggest that you ask in the community support TA to move the question to the PHP or CGI Programming TA depending upon the script language you choose.

Your DirectoryIndex directive might look like

DirectoryIndex /cgi-bin/showindex.pl

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yfedchun earned 1000 total points
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Here's a great PHP script that does this.  Just save this as index.php, upload and run!

function dir_list($dir)
  $dl = array();
  if ($hd = opendir($dir))
    while ($sz = readdir($hd)) { if (preg_match("/^\./",$sz)==0) $dl[] = $sz;$i.=1; }
  return $dl;


<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000"><table width="550" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4">
    <td width="133"><img src="" ></td>
    <td valign="top"><b><? echo $msg ?></b><br><? echo $today;
?><br><b>Thought of the moment:</b><br><? echo $ts; ?></td>
<br><hr widht="80%">

$directory = dir("./");
print "<b>Path:</b><font color=\"blue\">".$directory->path."</font><br>";
print "<b>Files:</b><br>";

print "<font color=\"blue\"><a href=$file>$file</a><br>";




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