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Link to the recently updated file in a directory
Input / Output example from a Well House Consultants training course
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   • Most recent file in a directory - PHP - [link]

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Source code: recent.php Module: H109
# Most recently updated file in a directory

# Set up

$dir "/home/wellho/public_html/demo";
$pattern '\.(html|php|php4)$';

$newstamp 0;
$newname "";
$dc opendir($dir);
while (
$fn readdir($dc)) {
# Eliminate current directory, parent directory
if (ereg('^\.{1,2}$',$fn)) continue;
# Eliminate other pages not in pattern
if (! ereg($pattern,$fn)) continue;
$timedat filemtime("$dir/$fn");
        if (
$timedat $newstamp) {
$newstamp $timedat;
$newname $fn;

# $newstamp is the time for the latest file
# $newname is the name of the latest file

<title>Finds the most recent file</title>
<h2>Finding the most recent file in the /demo/ directory</h2>
<br />
... and it is <a href=<?= $newname
><?= $newname ?></a>
which was modified last <?= date("l, j F Y",$newstamp?><br />
Example by <a href=>Graham Ellis</a>
of <a href=>Well House Consultants</a>.
<br /><br />
Source code of this demo
<a href=>here</a>
<Copyright Well House Consultants <?= date("Y"?>

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This module and example are covered on the following public courses:
 * Learning to program in PHP
 * PHP Programming
 * PHP Programming
 * Learning to program in PHP
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