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Directory Functions



No external libraries are needed to build this extension.


There is no installation needed to use these functions; they are part of the PHP core.

Runtime Configuration

This extension has no configuration directives defined in php.ini.

Resource Types

Predefined Constants

The constants below are defined by this extension, and will only be available when the extension has either been compiled into PHP or dynamically loaded at runtime.


The PATH_SEPARATOR was introduced with PHP 4.3.0-RC2.

See Also

For related functions such as dirname(), is_dir(), mkdir(), and rmdir(), see the Filesystem section.

Table of Contents

chdir — Change directory
chroot — Change the root directory
dir — Return an instance of the Directory class
closedir — Close directory handle
getcwd — Gets the current working directory
opendir — Open directory handle
readdir — Read entry from directory handle
rewinddir — Rewind directory handle
scandir — List files and directories inside the specified path