File_Find::search() – find matches for a pattern in a directory


require_once 'File/Find.php';

array &File_Find::search ( string $pattern , string $dirpath , string $pattern_type = 'php' , bool $fullpath = true , string $match = 'files' )


Search the directory to find matches for the specified pattern.


  • $pattern - a string containing the pattern to search the directory for.

  • $dirpath - a string containing the directory path to search.

  • $pattern_type - a string containing the type of pattern matching functions to use (can either be 'php', 'perl' or 'shell').

    The format of the $pattern depends on the $pattern_type-value. For more information see search methods

  • $fullpath - whether the string should be matched against the full path or only against the filename

  • $match - can be either 'files', 'directories' or 'both' to specify the kind of list to return

Return value

array - an array containing all filenames


This function can be called statically.

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