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PHP Dir List To Dropdown

Posted on 2008-10-26
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Hello Experts,

I have a PHP Script to read a Directorys contents which then makes a Drop Down selection of the files, the only problem with the script is it displays the . and .. directory structure links in the drop down which i dont want, i just want the files from the directory displayed, I have no idea how to get these out of the drop down...

Script is below.

Thanks,
Steve
<?php 
if ($handle = opendir('../files')) { 
    echo "<label><select name=\"URL\" id=\"URL\" >"; 
    while (false !== ($file = readdir ($handle))) { 
        echo "<option value=\"$file\">$file</option>"; 
    } 
    echo "</select></label>"; 
    closedir($handle); 
} 
?>

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ID: 22806865

<?php 
if ($handle = opendir('../files')) { 
    echo "<label><select name=\"URL\" id=\"URL\" >"; 
    while (false !== ($file = readdir ($handle))) { 
        if ('.' === $file ¦¦ '..' === $file) continue;
        echo "<option value=\"$file\">$file</option>"; 
    } 
    echo "</select></label>"; 
    closedir($handle); 
} 
?>

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by:robsons995
ID: 22806891
I was getting an error with the above script "Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in..."

Changed to the one below and it works fine now, thanks for your quick and accurate help!!! :-)

Steve.
if ($handle = opendir('../files)) { 
    echo "<label><select name=\"URL\" id=\"URL\" >"; 
    while (false !== ($file = readdir ($handle))) { 
        if ('.' === $file) continue;
        if ('..' === $file) continue;
        echo "<option value=\"$file\">$file</option>"; 
    } 
    echo "</select></label>"; 
    closedir($handle); 
} 
?>

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