?
Solved

Download a zip file from web and enumerate through contents to save

Posted on 2011-02-20
8
Medium Priority
?
902 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have a web url http://www.mycompany.com/archive/myarchive.zip which if accessed will download the file.  There are no security issues or any passwords.  I would like to grab the file using PHP and enumerate through the contents to rename and save individually.
0
Comment
Question by:Dean_Kletter
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 4
8 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:VanHackman
ID: 34940415
All that you need is in this tutorial:

http://net.tutsplus.com/articles/news/how-to-open-zip-files-with-php/

just start reading from step number 5.


For getting the .zip file from the website you can use the file_get_contents() funtion:

http://php.net/manual/en/function.file-get-contents.php

For save it in your own server use file_put_contents.

After this point you can use the code in the tutorial (from step 5), and just add the renaming routine.

Hope this helps!.
VanHackman

0
 

Author Comment

by:Dean_Kletter
ID: 34940498
Ok, when I save it on my own server
Private function download_pics ($dl_link){
	$zip = new ZipArchive;
	$getFile = file_get_contents($dl_link);
	$tempFile = file_put_contents($getfile);
	$x = $zip->open($tempFile);
	if  ($x === true){
	  $zip->extractTo('IMG/');
	  $zip->close();
	  unlink($tempFile);
	  } ELSE {
  	  die("<br/>There was a problem unpacking the .ZIP archive.");
	  }
  }

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:Dean_Kletter
ID: 34940502
It fails with the error, wondering if I need to save the files physically on my server before I can work with it?
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:VanHackman
ID: 34940530
wondering if I need to save the files physically on my server before I can work with it?


Yes, that's why I suggest you to use a combination of file_get_contents() and file_put_contents().

With the firstone you read the file remotely, with the second one you save it in your server before start working over it.

Other way it will not work.


0
 

Author Comment

by:Dean_Kletter
ID: 34940541
Well, I did use those two commands you suggested, although I obviously did something incorrectly.  The code I pasted above is the combination of your two suggestions.  You see anything in there I'm missing.
0
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
VanHackman earned 2000 total points
ID: 34940569

>> You see anything in there I'm missing?

Yes, at line 4:

$tempFile = file_put_contents($getfile);

The file_put_contents function takes 2 arguments, the path to where you will save the file, and the data for the file itself:

http://php.net/manual/en/function.file-put-contents.php

so it should be something like:

$tempFile = file_put_contents("MyTempFile.zip", $getfile);

So, read carefully the tutorial and the Php manual pages for the functions...:

http://php.net/manual/en/function.file-put-contents.php
http://php.net/manual/en/function.file-get-contents.php

Cheers!
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Dean_Kletter
ID: 34940647
pft.. Details, how much could they matter to syntax!

Thanks for your help.
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:VanHackman
ID: 34945581
You are welcome.

Also, thank you for the points, glad to heard it works.

Best regards,
Oxygen+ Team
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Ready to improve network connectivity? Watch this webinar to learn how SD-WANs and a one-click instant connect tool can boost provisions, deployment, and management of your cloud connection.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Things That Drive Us Nuts Have you noticed the use of the reCaptcha feature at EE and other web sites?  It wants you to read and retype something that looks like this. Insanity!  It's not EE's fault - that's just the way reCaptcha works.  But it i…
There are times when I have encountered the need to decompress a response from a PHP request. This is how it's done, but you must have control of the request and you can set the Accept-Encoding header.
The viewer will learn how to dynamically set the form action using jQuery.
The viewer will learn how to count occurrences of each item in an array.
Suggested Courses

741 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question