PHP: Get Page URLs / Directoy Listings

A simple function to easily process a website or file and return an array of all the URLs found. The main purpose I created this was to make it easy to process “Directory Listings Pages” which is a page which shows all the files and folders in a websites directory if there inst a default/index page or the directory listings is enabled.

I have used it to find images on another website (which has directory listings enabled) and display the found URLs / Images on another website. It it up to you how you use it but I am not sure what its limit are in terms of URLs per page.

function sr_get_urls($url){
    $file = file_get_contents($url);
    $regexp = "]*href=(\"??)([^\" >]*?)\\1[^>]*>(.*)< \/a>";
    if(preg_match_all("/$regexp/siU", $file, $matches)) {
        $return_array = array();
        for($a=1; $a < sizeof($matches[2]); $a++){
            if(!strpos($matches[2][$a], '/')) $return_array[] = urldecode($matches[2][$a]);
        if(sizeof($return_array) <= 0) return false;
        return $return_array;
    return false;

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