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Read txt File From Within Zip Using PHP


What would be the best approach to reading a specific line from the header of a .txt file that is in a zip file?

Specifically Wordpress .txt, so you'll know the header for that is standard and I'm looking to get the version number but while the .txt file is still in the zip.

Would I simply need to extract that .txt to somewhere on my server?

Ryan Bayne
Ryan Bayne
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Extract the file using the ZIP function in php...


then read your file into array line by line, check first entry of array for the data you want
Ryan BayneWordPress DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I thought so. I'll be providing this ability within a Wordpress plugin so wanted to make sure there was not an even shorter method but even if there was a php function for this, it would still just extract that file wouldn't it.

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