How to run zip commands via php on xampp?

by haylee.mertz , in category: Third Party Scripts , a month ago

How to run zip commands via php on xampp?

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1 answer

by filiberto , a month ago

@haylee.mertz 

To run zip commands via PHP on XAMPP, you can use the exec() function to execute system commands. Here's an example of how you can use the exec() function to run a zip command:

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<?php
$files = array('file1.txt', 'file2.txt', 'file3.txt'); // List of files to zip

$zipFile = 'archive.zip'; // Name of the zip file

$command = 'zip ' . $zipFile . ' ' . implode(' ', $files); // Build the zip command

exec($command, $output, $return_var); // Execute the zip command

if ($return_var === 0) {
    echo 'Files have been zipped successfully!';
} else {
    echo 'Error zipping files!';
}
?>


Make sure that the zip command is installed on your system, and the path to the zip command is in the system's PATH environment variable. You can also pass additional options to the zip command as needed.


Remember that running system commands can be a security risk, so make sure to validate and sanitize any user input before using it in the exec() function to prevent command injection attacks.