Nathan Nobbe wrote:
if youre trying to do recursive iteration whereby you 'flatten' the tree
structure, drop the RecursiveDirectoryIterator into a
RecursiveIteratorIterator (its for iterating over RecursiveIterators), then
you dont have to bother w/ calling hasChildren() at all.  you probly also
want to look at the constructor args, since by default, it only returns leaf

$dir = new RecursiveDirectoryIterator('/path/to/dir');

$itt = new RecursiveIteratorIterator($dir,

foreach ($itt as $item) {
   print get_class($item) . "\r\n";


Hi, thanks for the idea. In my case I do not want to flatten the tree. When there is a sub-directory I make a repeat call to the function/method, there-by calling it for each directory. I'd give you more details but I don't think it'd help with this specific issue.

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