Solved

how to echo the number of files in a specific folder using PHP ? or the total size of all the hosted files..

Posted on 2008-06-13
7
182 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-16
I'm running a file hosting service and i'd like my visitors to see how many files are hosted ... or the total size of the hosted files using PHP ... i'm a total beginner at PHP and i have no idea how 2 do that ... if anyone could help me out i'd really appreciate it

thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:nkrulez
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:nanharbison
ID: 21781599
Here is a class that does this:
http://tnt.goldnet.ca/tree.phps


have you used classes before?
0
 

Author Comment

by:nkrulez
ID: 21781728
i'm afraid not
0
 

Author Comment

by:nkrulez
ID: 21781969
i kind of figured out how 2 get the number of files ... now i just need to know how to get the total size of the files in a specific directory ....

thanks
0
3 Use Cases for Connected Systems

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:nanharbison
ID: 21782309
can you post your code for the number of files, so we can just build on it?
0
 

Author Comment

by:nkrulez
ID: 21782629
<?php
 $path = 'folder/';
print count(glob($path . '*.*'))
?>

simple as that :)
0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
nanharbison earned 500 total points
ID: 21782953
well, I can't build on that, I was thinking you were outputting the name of each file in the folder.
Try this, there are two functions, one returns the size of the folder, and the other makes the answer readable, instead of something like 322993445 bytes, it gives the answers in appropriate units, kb, mb, etc
<?PHP
 
function foldersize($path) {
    $total_size = 0;
    $files = scandir($path);
 
    foreach($files as $t) {
        if (is_dir($t)) { // In case of folder
            if ($t<>"." && $t<>"..") { // Exclude self and parent folder
                $size = foldersize($path . "/" . $t);
                // print("Dir - $path/$t = $size<br>\n");
                $total_size += $size;
            }
        }
        else { // In case of file
            $size = filesize($path . "/" . $t);
            // print("File - $path/$t = $size<br>\n");
            $total_size += $size;
        }   
    }
    return $total_size;
}
 
function size_readable ($size, $retstring = null) {
        // gives folder size in a readable way
        $sizes = array('B', 'kB', 'MB', 'GB', 'TB', 'PB', 'EB', 'ZB', 'YB');
        if ($retstring === null) { $retstring = '%01.2f %s'; }
        $lastsizestring = end($sizes);
        foreach ($sizes as $sizestring) {
                if ($size < 1024) { break; }
                if ($sizestring != $lastsizestring) { $size /= 1024; }
        }
        if ($sizestring == $sizes[0]) { $retstring = '%01d %s'; } // Bytes aren't normally fractional
        return sprintf($retstring, $size, $sizestring);
}
 
 $totalfoldersize = foldersize('put the actual path to the folder in here');
 $results = size_readable($totalfoldersize);
 echo $results;
?>

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:nkrulez
ID: 21784609
it works!! thanks alot
0

Featured Post

DevOps Toolchain Recommendations

Read this Gartner Research Note and discover how your IT organization can automate and optimize DevOps processes using a toolchain architecture.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Nothing in an HTTP request can be trusted, including HTTP headers and form data.  A form token is a tool that can be used to guard against request forgeries (CSRF).  This article shows an improved approach to form tokens, making it more difficult to…
This article discusses how to create an extensible mechanism for linked drop downs.
Learn the basics of strings in Python: declaration, operations, indices, and slicing. Strings are declared with quotations; for example: s = "string": Strings are immutable.: Strings may be concatenated or multiplied using the addition and multiplic…
Learn the basics of lists in Python. Lists, as their name suggests, are a means for ordering and storing values. : Lists are declared using brackets; for example: t = [1, 2, 3]: Lists may contain a mix of data types; for example: t = ['string', 1, T…

822 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question