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readdir - Read entry from directory handle
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readdir( [resource|null$dir_handle = null] ): string|false

Returns the name of the next entry in the directory. The entries are returned in the order in which they are stored by the filesystem.



The directory handle resource previously opened with opendir. If the directory handle is not specified, the last link opened by opendir is assumed.

Return Values

Returns the entry name on success or false on failure.


This function may return Boolean false, but may also return a non-Boolean value which evaluates to false. Please read the section on Booleans for more information. Use the === operator for testing the return value of this function.


Version Description
8.0.0 dir_handle is now nullable.

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