Destroy Directory using PHP

Posted: January 12, 2013 in PHP

/*****
*@dir – Directory to destroy
*@virtual[optional]- whether a virtual directory
*/
function destroyDir($dir, $virtual = false)
{
$ds = DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR;
$dir = $virtual ? realpath($dir) : $dir;
$dir = substr($dir, -1) == $ds ? substr($dir, 0, -1) : $dir;
if (is_dir($dir) && $handle = opendir($dir))
{
while ($file = readdir($handle))
{
if ($file == ‘.’ || $file == ‘..’)
{
continue;
}
elseif (is_dir($dir.$ds.$file))
{
destroyDir($dir.$ds.$file);
}
else
{
unlink($dir.$ds.$file);
}
}
closedir($handle);
rmdir($dir);
return true;
}
else
{
return false;
}
}

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