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Empty A Directory With PHP

01.18.2008
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        // ggarciaa at gmail dot com (04-July-2007 01:57)
// I needed to empty a directory, but keeping it
// so I slightly modified the contribution from
// stefano at takys dot it (28-Dec-2005 11:57)
// A short but powerfull recursive function
// that works also if the dirs contain hidden files
//
// $dir = the target directory
// $DeleteMe = if true delete also $dir, if false leave it alone
//
// SureRemoveDir('EmptyMe', false);
// SureRemoveDir('RemoveMe', true);

<?php
function SureRemoveDir($dir, $DeleteMe) {
    if(!$dh = @opendir($dir)) return;
    while (false !== ($obj = readdir($dh))) {
        if($obj=='.' || $obj=='..') continue;
        if (!@unlink($dir.'/'.$obj)) SureRemoveDir($dir.'/'.$obj, true);
    }

    closedir($dh);
    if ($DeleteMe){
        @rmdir($dir);
    }
}
?>