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rsort

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rsortSort an array in reverse order

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bool rsort ( array &$array [, int $sort_flags = SORT_REGULAR ] )

This function sorts an array in reverse order (highest to lowest).

Parametri

array

The input array.

sort_flags

You may modify the behavior of the sort using the optional parameter sort_flags, for details see sort().

Valorile întoarse

Întoarce valoarea TRUE în cazul succesului sau FALSE în cazul eșecului.

Exemple

Example #1 rsort() example

<?php
$fruits 
= array("lemon""orange""banana""apple");
rsort($fruits);
foreach (
$fruits as $key => $val) {
    echo 
"$key = $val\n";
}
?>

Exemplul de mai sus va afișa:

0 = orange
1 = lemon
2 = banana
3 = apple

The fruits have been sorted in reverse alphabetical order.

Note

Notă: Această funcție atribuie chei noi elementelor din array. Ea va elimina cheile existente, care posibil au fost atribuite, în loc doar să rearanjeze cheile.

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ray at non-aol dot com
9 years ago
Like sort(), rsort() assigns new keys for the elements in array. It will remove any existing keys you may have assigned, rather than just reordering the keys.  This means that it will destroy associative keys.

$animals = array("dog"=>"large",  "cat"=>"medium",  "mouse"=>"small");
print_r($animals);
//Array ( [dog] => large [cat] => medium [mouse] => small )

rsort($animals);
print_r($animals);
//Array ( [0] => small [1] => medium [2] => large )

Use KSORT() or KRSORT() to preserve associative keys.
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Alex M
9 years ago
A cleaner (I think) way to sort a list of files into reversed order based on their modification date.

<?php
   $path
= $_SERVER[DOCUMENT_ROOT]."/files/";
  
$dh = @opendir($path);

   while (
false !== ($file=readdir($dh)))
   {
      if (
substr($file,0,1)!=".")
        
$files[]=array(filemtime($path.$file),$file);   #2-D array
  
}
  
closedir($dh);

   if (
$files)
   {
     
rsort($files); #sorts by filemtime

      #done! Show the files sorted by modification date
     
foreach ($files as $file)
         echo
"$file[0] $file[1]<br>\n"#file[0]=Unix timestamp; file[1]=filename
  
}
?>
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slevy1 at pipeline dot com
13 years ago
I thought rsort was working successfully or on a multi-dimensional array of strings that had first been sorted with usort(). But, I noticed today that the array  was only partially in descending order.  I tried array_reverse on it and that seems to have solved things.
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pshirkey at boosthardware dot com
9 years ago
I needed a function that would sort a list of files into reversed order based on their modification date.

Here's what I came up with:

function display_content($dir,$ext){

    $f = array();
    if (is_dir($dir)) {
        if ($dh = opendir($dir)) {
            while (($folder = readdir($dh)) !== false) {
                if (preg_match("/\s*$ext$/", $folder)) {
                    $fullpath = "$dir/$folder";
                    $mtime = filemtime ($fullpath);
               
                    $ff = array($mtime => $fullpath);
                    $f = array_merge($f, $ff);
                      
            }            
                }

           

            rsort($f, SORT_NUMERIC);

            while (list($key, $val) = each($f)) {
                $fcontents = file($val, "r");
                while (list($key, $val) = each($fcontents))
                    echo "$val\n";
            }

        }
    }
       
        closedir($dh);
}

Call it like so:

display_content("folder","extension");
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suniafkhami at gmail dot com
6 months ago
If you are sorting an array from a database result set, such as MySQL for example, another approach could be to have your database sort the result set by using ORDER BY DESC, which would be the equivalent of using rsort() on the resulting array in PHP.

[Edited by moderator for clarity: googleguy at php dot net]
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rnk-php at kleckner dot net
11 years ago
Apparently rsort does not put arrays with one value back to zero.  If you have an array like: $tmp = array(9 => 'asdf') and then rsort it, $tmp[0] is empty and $tmp[9] stays as is.
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