How to download all files from directory using codeigniter?

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by adan , in category: PHP Frameworks , 2 months ago

How to download all files from directory using codeigniter?

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by rollin , 2 months ago

@adan 

To download all files from a directory using Codeigniter, you can create a controller method that loops through all the files in the directory and initiates a download for each file.


Here is a step-by-step guide on how to achieve this:

  1. Create a controller method in your Codeigniter application that will handle the file downloads. For example, you can create a method called downloadAllFiles in your controller:
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public function downloadAllFiles() {
    $directory = '/path/to/directory'; // Specify the directory path

    $this->load->helper('download');
    
    // Get all the files in the directory
    $files = scandir($directory);
    
    // Loop through each file and initiate the download
    foreach ($files as $file) {
        if (is_file($directory . '/' . $file)) {
            $data = file_get_contents($directory . '/' . $file);
            force_download($file, $data);
        }
    }
}


  1. Make sure to replace /path/to/directory with the actual path to the directory containing the files you want to download.
  2. In this example, we are using the force_download helper function provided by Codeigniter to initiate the download for each file. This function takes two parameters - the file name and the file data.
  3. You can now access the downloadAllFiles method by visiting the corresponding URL in your Codeigniter application, for example: http://yourdomain.com/controller/downloadAllFiles.
  4. When you visit the URL, all the files in the specified directory will be downloaded one by one to the user's local machine.


Note: Make sure to handle permissions and security considerations while allowing users to download files from your server.