The Directory class

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8)


Instances of Directory are created by calling the dir() function, not by the new operator.

Class synopsis

class Directory {
/* Properties */
public readonly string $path;
public readonly resource $handle;
/* Methods */
public close(): void
public read(): string|false
public rewind(): void



The directory that was opened.


Can be used with other directory functions such as readdir(), rewinddir() and closedir().


Version Description
8.1.0 The path and handle properties are now readonly.

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serxis at gmail dot com
9 years ago
If you have an error Directory::read() method not foundlike this one :
"PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined method Directory::read() in ..."
try pth_read() instead of read() - undocumented "feature"
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