Working with Zip Archives in PHP

by Octavia Anghel

When the time comes to manage Zip archives and their contents in PHP, you will need to use the PHP Zip archive extension. Learn how to use this extension and its methods in PHP 5.

The PHP Zip archive extension is used to manage Zip archives and the files they contain. To use this extension in PHP 5, all you need to do is enable the php_zip.dll inside of the php.ini file. In her PHPBuilder.com article, Octavia Andreea Anghel explains how to manage Zip archive files in PHP using a number of demo PHP applications. Specifically, you'll learn how to:

  • create Zip archives.
  • add files and folders inside the archive from a string and from a given path.
  • delete and rename files using their indexes and names.
  • list the ZipArchive object details (number of files, filenames, comments, statusSys, etc.).

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This article was originally published on Wednesday Apr 7th 2010
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