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How can i delete certain files from php in a directory

Posted on 2016-09-07
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I want to deletes files in my date('m-d-Y').'/' directory that contain ".5010." in there filename

Is it by:
$filename= "%5010%";
unlink(filename,path)

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Because this didnt work?
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Question by:Jasmine Ikhreishi
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by:zephyr_hex (Megan)
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You should check to make sure you have permissions to delete the file using is_writable()

is_writable ( string $filename )

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Where $filename includes the full path to the file.
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by:Jasmine Ikhreishi
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I can delete them manually so I think it is fine
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by:zephyr_hex (Megan)
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But you are not PHP.  You need to check whether it works from PHP because it's PHP that's doing the deleting, not you.
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by:Jasmine Ikhreishi
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Okayy thanks
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by:Brian Tao
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The unlink() function doesn't support wildcard.
One way to delete all files with wildcard is to use the glob function.  In your case:
<?php
foreach (glob("*.5010.*") as $filename) {
   unlink($filename);
}
?>

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or you can use one of system(), exec() or shell_exec()
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Julian Hansen earned 1000 total points
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unlink works on one file at a time so you will need to iterate over all files in the folder, check if they match
This is the simplest - not the fastest - method of doing it

$folder = 'path/to/files/';
foreach(glob($folder . '*5010*') as $path) {
   if (is_file($path) && is_writable($path)) {
     unlink($path);
   }
}

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