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PHP Search help

Discussion in 'PHP' started by sitescripts, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. #1
    hi Im trying to make a script that will recursively search files in a directory and all its sub-directories for a string
    can any one help?
    SEMrush
     
    sitescripts, Nov 14, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. DomainerHelper

    DomainerHelper Well-Known Member

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    #2
    Here you go friend:

    
    
    <?php
    $res = array();
    $directory = $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'].'/path/to/start/searching/';
    $arg = opendir($directory);
    while ($file = readdir($arg)) {
              if ($file != "." && $file != "..") {
                        if(preg_match('/substring/'), $file)) {
                                  $res[] = $file;
                        }
              }
    }
    ?>
    
    
    PHP:
     
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  3. EricBruggema

    EricBruggema Well-Known Member

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    #3
    I've modified your code due the fact the TS asked for searching withing subdirectories and content, this altered version will search in subdirectories from given path for given search parameters

    
    <?php
    
    function startSearching($path, $search, &$return = array())
    {
        $arg = opendir($path);
        while ($file = readdir($arg)) 
        {
            if ($file != "." && $file != "..") 
            {
                if (is_dir($file))
                {
                    $return = startSearching($file,
                                             $search,
                                             $return);
                }
                elseif (preg_match('/' . $search . '/'), $file)) 
                {
                    $return[] = $file;
                }
            }
        }
        
        return $return;
    }
    
    print_r(startSearching($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'].'/path/to/start/searching/',
                           "searchstring");
    
    ?>
    
    PHP:
    Just out of the head, not tested! :)
     
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  4. sitescripts

    sitescripts Active Member

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    #4
    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ',' I don't see where that is, any see it?
     
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  5. DomainerHelper

    DomainerHelper Well-Known Member

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    I don't do all the work free Eric. People don't learn if you hand them the answers. Then they flood forums with questions because they don't learn.
     
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  6. EricBruggema

    EricBruggema Well-Known Member

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    #6
    I know DomainerHelper; but i love to help for free! :)

    Error line i think is this one

    preg_match('/' . $search . '/'), $file)

    change it to

    preg_match('/' . $search . '/', $file)
     
    EricBruggema, Nov 14, 2012 IP
  7. EricBruggema

    EricBruggema Well-Known Member

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    #7
    @stanfidavid; i don't mind, most bigger project goes to ppl who know the language! :)
     
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