How to zip a file using symfony?

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

How to zip a file using symfony?

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by mallory_cormier , 2 months ago

@samara 

To zip a file using Symfony, you can leverage the ZipArchive class. Here's an example of how to do it:

  1. Install the zip PHP extension if not already installed: sudo apt-get install php-zip
  2. Import the ZipArchive class at the top of your PHP class: use ZipArchive;
  3. Create an instance of the ZipArchive class: $zip = new ZipArchive();
  4. Open the zip archive and specify the path to the zip file: $zip->open('/path/to/destination/archive.zip', ZipArchive::CREATE | ZipArchive::OVERWRITE);
  5. Add the file you want to zip to the archive: $zip->addFile('/path/to/source/file.txt', 'file.txt');
  6. You can also add multiple files by calling the addFile method multiple times.
  7. Close the zip archive: $zip->close();


That's it! The file at the specified source path will be zipped and saved at the target destination path.