troubleshooting Question

Search within protected directory

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I have a protected area for members to log in (.htaccess) on a linux server with 1&1

I have a php script that shows the list of files in a certain directory and gives them a link to download dynamically displayed each time you open / refresh the page.
Unfortunately, there are lots of files and I think that as well as that I would like a search option

I want a simple search solution that will enable users to search for a particular document title to see if it is there and then download it with one click.

I figure PHP can do it as it could do the dynamic list. I like the way the google search box works but obviously it won't read behind the password protection.

I do not want to use mySQL because I have no desire to add a database to the back end and make my life difficult by having to learn another language.

Can anyone help out. I have scoured the web and I'm sure it is out there if I can find the right search terms myself but I keep hitting blanks.

thanks in advance
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