PHP Directory rewinddir() Function (With Examples)

In this tutorial, we will learn about the PHP rewinddir() function with its usage, syntax, parameters, return value, and examples. By IncludeHelp Last updated : December 31, 2023

PHP rewinddir() function

The rewinddir() function is used to rewind/reset the directory handle which is created by the opendir() function.

Syntax

The syntax of the rewinddir() function:

rewinddir(dir_handle);

Parameters

The parameters of the rewinddir() function:

  • dir_handle – it is an optional parameter which is used to specify the directory handle resource if we do not specify the directory handle resource – it assumes the last link opened with opendir() function.

Return Value

It returns nothing.

PHP rewinddir() Function Example

PHP code to demonstrate example of rewinddir() function.

<?php

$path = "/home";

//checking whether $path is a directory or not
//then, opening the directory and reading its files
if (is_dir($path)) {
    if ($dh = opendir($path)) {
        while (($file = readdir($dh)) !== false) {
            echo "File:" . $file . "<br/>";
        }

        //rewinding/reset the directory handle
        rewinddir();

        //reading the files again
        while (($file = readdir($dh)) !== false) {
            echo "File:" . $file . "<br/>";
        }

        //closing the directory
        closedir($dh);
    }
}
?>

Output

The output of the above example is:

File:.
File:..
File:main.php
File:.
File:..
File:main.php

Reference: PHP rewinddir() function

To understand the above example, you should have the basic knowledge of the following PHP topics:

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