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<h1>Directory Helper</h1>

<p>The Directory Helper file contains functions that assist in working with directories.</p>


<h2>Loading this Helper</h2>

<p>This helper is loaded using the following code:</p>
<code>$this->load->helper('directory');</code>

<p>The following functions are available:</p>

<h2>directory_map('<var>source directory</var>')</h2>

<p>This function reads the directory path specified in the first parameter
and builds an array representation of it and all its contained files. Example:</p>

<code>$map = directory_map('./mydirectory/');</code>

<p class="important"><strong>Note:</strong> Paths are almost always relative to your main index.php file.</p>



<p>Sub-folders contained within the directory will be mapped as well.  If you wish to map
only the top level directory set the second parameter to <var>true</var> (boolean):</p>

<code>$map = directory_map('./mydirectory/', TRUE);</code>

<p>Each folder name will be an array index, while its contained files will be numerically indexed.
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