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Fun with PECL Zip 1.6 - Installation

With PECL Zip you can read, add, delete, set and read archive comment, it's a very useful package for searching and managing Zipped archive kind of data.
let's begin with the installation
fire up your PECL installer to install Zip; you'll see some information verbosed while installed PECL Zip like the following

wget http://pecl.php.net/get/zip && tar -zxvf zip && cd zip-1.6.0/ && phpize5 && sudo ./configure && sudo make && sudo make install

During the installation you will be flooded with verbosed information ; it's useful to watch and try to understand what's going behind the scene; keep your eye on the verbose to see if any error popup like missing library or permission problem, if the installation went fine; at the end you will see


Installing shared extensions: /usr/lib/php5/20050922/

Now let's edit php.ini

sudo vim /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

and add
extension=zip.so
now you will only need to restart apache to get the new extension loaded

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Now ZIP extension are installed so let's explore the examples directory where you will see PHP code example of how to use ZIP extension
First let's see what methods ZIP class have

< ?php
$Zip = New ZipArchive();
print '
<
pre>'.print_r(get_class_methods($Zip)).'';

This will output

Array (
[0] => open [1] => close
[2] => addFromString [3] => addFile
[4] => renameIndex [5] => renameName
[6] => setArchiveComment [7] => getArchiveComment
[8] => setCommentIndex [9] => setCommentName
[10] => getCommentIndex [11] => getCommentName
[12] => deleteIndex [13] => deleteName
[14] => statName [15] => statIndex
[16] => locateName [17] => getNameIndex
[18] => unchangeArchive [19] => unchangeAll
[20] => unchangeIndex [21] => unchangeName
[22] => extractTo [23] => getFromName
[24] => getFromIndex [25] => getStream )

Most of methods and functions are being used in the example folder of Zip extention

comment.php create.php dir.php extractAll.php extract.php fopen.php get_set_comments.php odt.php oldapi.php test1.zip test_with_comment.zip test.zip too.php

Enjoy
Resources

  1. PECL Zip page

  2. Zip documentation at PHP.net

  3. PECL Zip - new features announcement


[tags] PHP, PECL, Zip [/tags]

Comments

  1. That was really cool :)

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  2. You don't need zzlib to install pecl/zip, neither with the upcoming PHP 5.2.0. The extension does not use any external library :)

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  3. Thanks for correction dude, I must were drunk while compiling it :D

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