How to enable ziparchive in PHP?

by mallory_cormier , in category: PHP General , 2 years ago

How to enable ziparchive in PHP?

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2 answers

by tressie.damore , a year ago

@mallory_cormier 

To use the ZipArchive class in PHP, you need to ensure that the PHP Zip extension is enabled. This extension is bundled with PHP and is enabled by default in most PHP installations.


If you are using PHP version 5.3.0 or later, you can check whether the extension is enabled by using the phpinfo() function:

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<?php

// Prints information about PHP's configuration
phpinfo();

?>


In the output, look for a section called "Zip" or "ZipArchive". If the extension is enabled, you should see information about the extension, such as the version number and the location of the extension's configuration file.


If the extension is not enabled, you can enable it by editing your PHP configuration file (usually php.ini) and adding the following line:

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extension=zip


Then, restart your web server for the changes to take effect.


Once the extension is enabled, you can use the ZipArchive class in your PHP scripts by including the following line at the top of your script:

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<?php

use ZipArchive;


You can then create a new ZipArchive object and use its methods to manipulate zip archives:

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<?php

use ZipArchive;

$zip = new ZipArchive();

if ($zip->open('archive.zip') === TRUE) {
    // Add a file to the archive
    $zip->addFile('file.txt');

    // Close the archive
    $zip->close();
}


by darrion.kuhn , 9 months ago

@mallory_cormier 

To enable the ZipArchive extension in PHP, follow these steps:

  1. Locate your php.ini file. This file is usually located in the PHP installation directory.
  2. Open php.ini in a text editor.
  3. Search for the following line:
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;extension=zip


  1. Remove the semicolon (;) at the beginning of the line to uncomment and enable the extension. The line should now look like this:
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extension=zip


  1. Save the changes and close the file.
  2. Restart your web server to apply the changes.


After enabling the ZipArchive extension, you should be able to use the ZipArchive class and related functions in your PHP scripts.