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Bug #34106 "explode" chopping "\" plus first letter of directory
Submitted: 2005-08-12 20:07 UTC Modified: 2005-08-12 22:39 UTC
From: olstairs at rogers dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Directory function related
PHP Version: 5.0.4 OS: Windows XP Pro SP2
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2005-08-12 20:07 UTC] olstairs at rogers dot com
When I ran a script it chopped the "\" plus the first letter of a directory when processing some copy commands.  I looked at the script, and I think maybe the problem had something to do with the "explode" function.  I apologize for not being able to be more certain of this, but I am not a coder.

Reproduce code:
		// create dirs for processing the file (server)
		if ( $this->move_method == 'copy')
			$dir_path = '' ;
			$splitarray = explode('/', $copy_path) ;
			for ($idir=0; $idir<count($splitarray); $idir++)
				$dir_path .= trim($splitarray[$idir]) ;
				// don't bother making ../  ;-)
				if ($splitarray[$idir] == '..')
					// do nothing
				else if (!file_exists($dir_path))
					// use the mkdir command
					mkdir($dir_path, 0777);
					chmod($dir_path, 0777);

				$dir_path .= '/' ;

Expected result:
It is supposed to copy a file from "directoryX" to "directoryY\newlocation".

Actual result:
An error because it actually tries to copy the file from "directoryX" to "directoryYewlocation".


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