PHP has some great functions to handle files withing a specified directory. The following custom functions and code examples show how to use them is real cases. Continue reading PHP list files in directories
Download, extract and move a tar.gz file
Downloading some script or application using WGET is a common an quick way to start some web application or website. In my case I can’t remember me parameters I don’t use very often.
For example we like to install WordPress right into our public_html directory (not into a sub-directory), move to the website’s root directory first:
# cd /home/username/public_html/
Download the application from the WordPress website: Continue reading Download, extract and move a tar.gz file
Create a select menu from files or directory
This simple function generates a select element for all files of a given directory. Use this function together with the PHP download script on this site. The function is modified to work with “register_globals = off “. Use this custom function in forms to update dynamic image names in a database table. We demonstrate the select menu on our upload page demo, just upload a new file and select the uploaded file from the select menu on the demo page. Continue reading Create a select menu from files or directory