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want foldername and full filename in the hyperlink

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Using php, I want to list all the filenames in a folder as hyperlinks


folder
<a href="file1.wmv" target="_blank">file1.wmv</a>
<a href="file2.wmv" target="_blank">file2.wmv</a>
<a href="file3.wmv" target="_blank">file3.wmv</a>

<?php 
$folder    = '.';
$files = scandir($folder);

foreach ($files as $file):
	printf("<p><a href='%s' target='_blank'>%s</p>",$file, $file);
endforeach;
?>

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This code does not include foldername and does not work for filename with spaces (only includes the filename before the space





00 01.filename with spaces.wmv

00 02.another filename with spaces.wmv
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Question by:rgb192
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Chris Stanyon earned 500 total points
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It will select all files and folders, but you will need to urlencode the href for the links to work:

<?php
$folder    = '.';
$files = scandir($folder);

foreach ($files as $file):
	printf("<p><a href='%s' target='_blank'>%s</p>",urlencode($file), $file);
endforeach;
?>

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by:Ray Paseur
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Suggestion from the voice of experience... Never leave a blank in a file name.  Use letters, numbers and the underscore, nothing else, and you will save yourself from a lot of strange "edge case" headaches!
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by:Chris Stanyon
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Suggestion from the voice of experience... You often don't have the choice ;)
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by:Ray Paseur
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Yeah, that's part of what's wrong with the Obamacare web site!
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by:rgb192
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first.: I see
+ instead of space (which I think is %20%)


second:
the 'folder is not in the url'
which would force me to put the file in the directory

I want to put the file outside the directory
(I am not sure if I asked for this, so this may be another question.)
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by:Ray Paseur
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+ is a URL-Encoded space.  Can also be %20.

I may be able to give you a general purpose example later -- gotta run now.
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by:rgb192
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+ in browser url does not work for me
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by:Ray Paseur
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Please post the SSCCE that demonstrates the issue, thanks.
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by:rgb192
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Thanks for the url encode which is the requirement of the question.
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