How to delete all files from a folder using PHP

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How to delete all files from a folder using PHP?

For example I had a folder called `Temp' and I wanted to delete or flush all files from this folder using PHP. Could I do this?
Sep 14, 2020 in PHP by kartik
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Hello @kartik,

Use this:

$files = glob('path/to/temp/*'); // get all file names
foreach($files as $file){ // iterate files
  if(is_file($file))
    unlink($file); // delete file
}

If you want to remove 'hidden' files like .htaccess, you have to use

$files = glob('path/to/temp/{,.}*', GLOB_BRACE);

Hope it helps!!
ThanK you!!

answered Sep 14, 2020 by Niroj
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