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I have the following code and it works well, but I want to scan TWO (or more) instead of just one directory;

THIS WORKS FOR ONE-----


<?
$directory = "../../mpx/music/";                              
 
$songs = (glob($directory.'{*.mp3,*.m4a,*.ogg}', GLOB_BRACE));
       $x=0;
         
        foreach($songs as $song){
      echo '{';
          $x=$x+1;
          echo '"name": "'.basename($song).'",';
          echo '"url": "'.$song.'"';
        echo '},';
}
?>

Is there any thing I can do to change the ----- $directory = "../../mpx/music/";       -----
so that my script will list all the songs from multiple directories?

I tried this:

$directory = array(
          "../../mpx/music_dir01/",
          "../../mpx/music_dir02/"
     );

But Im a relative newbie.

Any advice would be appreciated - Thank You
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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 40411841
Sure!  Use foreach() to iterate over the array of directory names.
http://us1.php.net/manual/en/control-structures.foreach.php
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Ray Paseur earned 2000 total points
ID: 40411884
This is untested code, but I think it is correct in principle.
<?php
error_reporting(E_ALL);

$dirs = array
( "../../mpx/music_dir01/"
, "../../mpx/music_dir02/"
)
;

foreach ($dirs as $directory)
{
    $songs = (glob($directory.'{*.mp3,*.m4a,*.ogg}', GLOB_BRACE));
    $x=0;
         
    foreach($songs as $song)
    {
        echo '{';
        $x=$x+1;
        echo '"name": "'.basename($song).'",';
        echo '"url": "'.$song.'"';
        echo '},';
    }
}

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by:edavo
ID: 40412136
Follow up question.

I am using that same call twice - once at the top of the page to pull the list --- then once further below to output the urls to the songs.

It WORKS with the first query but not the second.

Is there a conflict by using it twice?
Should I change one of the $dirs or $directory variable names is the second use of the function?

Thank You - dM
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by:edavo
ID: 40412158
I am close… I think Ill get it - if not I ping back in...
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by:edavo
ID: 40412214
Got it - Thanks Ray!!!!!!!!! (Your a wizard)
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by:edavo
ID: 40412216
Quick reply, concise and on the money! Excellent!
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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 40412347
Thanks, edavo!  Glad it's pointed in the right direction :-)
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