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How to include() all PHP files from a directory ?
  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 10 Jan, 2019

Given list of PHP files in a directory and the task is to include all files from a directory. In order to include all PHP files from directory at once need a foreach-loop.

Example: This example contains four PHP files (file1.php, file2.php, file3.php, file4.php) in a directory. Create one file named as main.php which contains PHP code to include files.

Create file1.php in folder ‘myGeeks’:




<?php 
echo "1st File Included Successfully<br>";
?>


Create file2.php in folder ‘myGeeks’:




<?php 
echo "2nd File Included Successfully<br>";
?>


Create file3.php in folder ‘myGeeks’:






<?php 
echo "3rd File Included Successfully<br>";
?>


Create file4.php in folder ‘myGeeks’:




<?php 
echo "4th File Included Successfully<br>";
?>


Create main.php outside folder:




<?php
foreach (glob("folder/*.php") as $filename) {
    include $filename;
}
?>


Run on Windows platform:

  • Folder myGeeks which contains all files:
  • Folder htdocs contains main.php file:
  • Run on Browser:

Run on Ubuntu platform:

  • Folder ‘Desktop/folder’ which contains all files:
  • Folder ‘Desktop’ contains main.php file:
  • Run on Terminal:
  • Output:
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