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Posted on 2009-05-06
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Hello,

I'm looking for a PHP code which enables me search files in a folder.

For example I have two folders say Docs & Music. Now I search for a keyword say 'John', then the script would be able to search that John keyword from both folders.


Thanks in Advance
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Question by:Andy1988
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by:Mushq
ID: 24322709
For more details please check.
http://www.phpjabbers.com/ask91-read-files-name-in-folder-using-php.html

Best Regards,
Mushi
<?php
$dir = ".";
 
$dh = opendir($dir);
 
while (($file = readdir($dh)) !== false) {
echo $file;
}
 
closedir($dh);
?> 

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by:drakeshe
ID: 24322718
Here you go.
<?php
	$find = "john";
	if ($handle = opendir('/path/to/files')) {
	    while ($file = readdir($handle)) {
        echo "$file\n";
		if(strstr($file, $find){
			echo("Found file containing ".$find);
			echo($file);
		}
    }
    closedir($handle);
?>

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by:shobinsun
ID: 24322762
Hi,

Look at theese:

http://in2.php.net/readdir

This will help you.

Regards
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by:shobinsun
ID: 24322777
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by:Andy1988
ID: 24322891
Well, I guess you got me wrong. I want a code to search file not to list the file:

A search box with a button and the code can show the results of the keyword which has been entered in the searchbox.
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by:Andy1988
ID: 24322923
@drakeshe: I'm getting this error in the code:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '{' in /home/webinco/public_html/demo/search.php on line 6

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by:drakeshe
ID: 24322989
Fixed
<?php
	$find = "john";
	if ($handle = opendir('/path/to/files')) {
		while ($file = readdir($handle)) {
			if(strstr($file, $find)){
					echo("Found file containing ".$find);
					echo($file);
			}
		}
	}
    closedir($handle);
?>

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by:drakeshe
ID: 24323002
Edit:

<?php
	$find = "jogn";
	if ($handle = opendir('music/')) {
		while ($file = readdir($handle)) {
			if(strstr($file, $find)){
				echo("Found file containing ".$find."<BR>");
				echo($file);
			}
		}
	}
    closedir($handle);
?>

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by:Andy1988
ID: 24323011
Okay this script works for me: now please tell me how can I make it a search landing page?

I mean what should I do to work this code with search page/field?
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by:ycTIN
ID: 24323023
FYI
http://php.net/glob
<?php
$find = "test";
$dir = "/Doc/"; // 
 
foreach (glob("$dir*$find*") as $filename) {
    echo "$filename, size " . filesize($filename) . "\n";
}
?>

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by:drakeshe
ID: 24323041
I better get A++ =P


<?php
	$submitted = @$_POST['submit'];
	if ($submitted != '') {
		$find = $_POST['keyword'];
		if ($handle = opendir('images/')) {
			while ($file = readdir($handle)) {
				if(strstr($file, $find)){
					echo("Found file containing ".$find."<BR>");
					echo($file);
				}
			}
		}
		closedir($handle);
	}
?>
<form enctype="multipart/form-data" action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>" method="post">
	<table width="auto" border="0">
		<tr>
			<td colspan="3"><strong>Find Song: </strong></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td height="25">Song Name Part:</td>
			<td><label><input name="keyword" type="text" size="39"></label></td>
			<td>eg. John</td>
		</tr>	
		<tr>
		    <td height="25"><label><input type="submit" name="submit" value="Find!" /></label></td>
		    <td>&nbsp;</td>
		</tr>
	</table>
</form>

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by:drakeshe
ID: 24323061
Using ycTIN's method:
<?php
	$submitted = @$_POST['submit'];
	if ($submitted != '') {
		$find = $_POST['keyword'];
		$find = $_POST['keyword'];
		$dir = "/Doc/";	
		foreach (glob("$dir*$find*") as $filename) {
			echo("Found file containing ".$find."<BR>");
			echo($filename."<BR>");
		}
		closedir($handle);
	}
?>
<form enctype="multipart/form-data" action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>" method="post">
	<table width="auto" border="0">
		<tr>
			<td colspan="3"><strong>Find Song: </strong></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td height="25">Song Name Part:</td>
			<td><label><input name="keyword" type="text" size="39"></label></td>
			<td>eg. John</td>
		</tr>	
		<tr>
		    <td height="25"><label><input type="submit" name="submit" value="Find!" /></label></td>
		    <td>&nbsp;</td>
		</tr>
	</table>
</form>

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by:Andy1988
ID: 24323105
Thanks, you'd definitely get A++ :D

Btw, what code should I add to show file not found if the file is not there. :)

Sorry but I don't have knowledge about PHP :(
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drakeshe earned 2000 total points
ID: 24323118
Added "No files found"
<?php
	$submitted = @$_POST['submit'];
	if ($submitted != '') {
		$find = $_POST['keyword'];
		$dir = "images/";	
		$found = false;
		foreach (glob("$dir*$find*") as $filename) {
			echo("Found file containing ".$find."<BR>");
			echo($filename."<BR>");
			$found = true;
		}
		if($found == false){
			echo("No Files have been found");
		}
	}
?>
<form enctype="multipart/form-data" action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>" method="post">
	<table width="auto" border="0">
		<tr>
			<td colspan="3"><strong>Find Song: </strong></td>
		</tr>
		<tr>
			<td height="25">Song Name Part:</td>
			<td><label><input name="keyword" type="text" size="39"></label></td>
			<td>eg. John</td>
		</tr>	
		<tr>
		    <td height="25"><label><input type="submit" name="submit" value="Find!" /></label></td>
		    <td>&nbsp;</td>
		</tr>
	</table>
</form>

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Author Comment

by:Andy1988
ID: 24323252
Nice,

Its working now.

However I applied this code to the code that you had given me earlier:
<?php
        $submitted = @$_POST['submit'];
        if ($submitted != '') {
                $find = $_POST['keyword'];
                $found = false;
                if ($handle = opendir('.')) {
                        while ($file = readdir($handle)) {
                                if(strstr($file, $find)){
                                        echo("Found file containing ".$find."<BR>");
                                        echo($file);
                                        $found = true;
                                }
                                }
                                if($found == false){
                        echo("No Files have been found");
                       }
                }
                closedir($handle);
        }
?>
<form enctype="multipart/form-data" action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>" method="post">
        <table width="auto" border="0">
                <tr>
                        <td colspan="3"><strong>Find Song: </strong></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                        <td height="25">Song Name Part:</td>
                        <td><label><input name="keyword" type="text" size="39"></label></td>
                        <td>eg. John</td>
                </tr>   
                <tr>
                    <td height="25"><label><input type="submit" name="submit" value="Find!" /></label></td>
                    <td> </td>
                </tr>
        </table>
</form>

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by:Andy1988
ID: 31578873
Thanks for the quick help.
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