This module enables you to transparently read ZIP compressed archives and the files inside them.
This module uses the functions of the ZZIPlib library by Guido Draheim. You need ZZIPlib version >= 0.10.6.
The PECL package version 1.1.0 and up does not require any external library. It also provides a write mode (creations and modifications). The new features are not yet documented, please check the examples included in the releases.
Note that ZZIPlib only provides a subset of functions provided in a full implementation of the ZIP compression algorithm and can only read ZIP file archives. A normal ZIP utility is needed to create the ZIP file archives read by this library.
This PECL extension is not bundled with PHP. Information for installing this PECL extension may be found in the manual chapter titled Installation of PECL extensions. Additional information such as new releases, downloads, source files, maintainer information, and a CHANGELOG, can be located here: http://pecl.php.net/package/zip.
In PHP 4 this PECL extensions source can be found in the ext/ directory within the PHP source or at the PECL link above. In order to use these functions you must compile PHP with zip support by using the --with-zip[=DIR] configure option.
Windows users will enable php_zip.dll inside of php.ini in order to use these functions. In PHP 4 this DLL resides in the extensions/ directory within the PHP Windows binaries download. You may download this PECL extension DLL from the PHP Downloads page or at http://snaps.php.net/.
Note: Zip support before PHP 4.1.0 is experimental. This section reflects the Zip extension as it exists in PHP 4.1.0 and later.
This extension has no configuration directives defined in php.ini.
This extension has no resource types defined.
This extension has no constants defined.
This example opens a ZIP file archive, reads each file in the archive and prints out its contents. The test2.zip archive used in this example is one of the test archives in the ZZIPlib source distribution.
Example 1. Zip Usage Example