php create zip

php code:

/* creates a compressed zip file */
function create_zip($files = array(),$destination = '',$overwrite = false) {
  //if the zip file already exists and overwrite is false, return false
  if(file_exists($destination) && !$overwrite) { return false; }
  //vars
  $valid_files = array();
  //if files were passed in...
  if(is_array($files)) {
    //cycle through each file
    foreach($files as $file) {
      //make sure the file exists
      if(file_exists($file)) {
        $valid_files[] = $file;
      }
    }
  }
  //if we have good files...
  if(count($valid_files)) {
    //create the archive
    $zip = new ZipArchive();
    if($zip->open($destination,$overwrite ? ZIPARCHIVE::OVERWRITE : ZIPARCHIVE::CREATE) !== true) {
      return false;
    }
    //add the files
    foreach($valid_files as $file) {
      $zip->addFile($file,$file);
    }
    //debug
    //echo 'The zip archive contains ',$zip->numFiles,' files with a status of ',$zip->status;
 
    //close the zip -- done!
    $zip->close();
 
    //check to make sure the file exists
    return file_exists($destination);
  }
  else
  {
    return false;
  }
}

usage:

$files_to_zip = array(
  'preload-images/1.jpg',
  'preload-images/2.jpg',
  'preload-images/5.jpg',
  'kwicks/ringo.gif',
  'rod.jpg',
  'reddit.gif'
);
//if true, good; if false, zip creation failed
$result = create_zip($files_to_zip,'my-archive.zip');

The function accepts an array of files, the name of the destination files, and whether or not you'd like the destination file to be overwritten if a file of the same name exists. The function returns true if the file was created, false if the process runs into any problems.

Source: create zip with php by david walsh

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