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php unzip to other dir

Posted on 2013-01-31
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-02-06
i been using the unzip code for about a year and it works great. But now i want to have the code the unzip the file to a dir i want and not in the dir the file is in.

copy('01-31-13_backup.zip', '../Demo/01-31-13_backup.zip');

$file = '../Demo/01-31-13_backup.zip';

function unzip($file){

    if(!$zip) {return("Unable to proccess file '{$file}'");}


    while($zip_entry=zip_read($zip)) {

       if(!zip_entry_open($zip,$zip_entry,"r")) {$e.="Unable to proccess file '{$zname}'";continue;}
       if(!is_dir($zdir)) mkdirr($zdir,0777);

       #print "{$zdir} | {$zname} \n";

       if(empty($zip_fs)) continue;





function mkdirr($pn,$mode=null) {

  if(is_dir($pn)||empty($pn)) return true;
  $pn=str_replace(array('/', ''),DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR,$pn);

  if(is_file($pn)) {trigger_error('mkdirr() File exists', E_USER_WARNING);return false;}

  if(mkdirr($next_pathname,$mode)) {if(!file_exists($pn)) {return mkdir($pn,$mode);} }
  return false;


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Question by:armasmike
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by:sivagnanam chandrakanth
ID: 38842928
see this http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5256551/unzip-the-file-using-php-collapses-the-zip-file-into-one-folder

fopen and fwrite should come after using fopen of the required directory, in that way you can place the files in specified folder

Expert Comment

ID: 38843170
Have you tried zip_extractto( extract directory)
You can have a  look here
for details.
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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 38843584
This may be oversimplifying the question, but why not just move the ZIP archive to the destination directory location you want, then extract the files right there?

Author Comment

ID: 38844508

I was wanting to do just that. this is why i have

copy('01-31-13_backup.zip', '../Demo/01-31-13_backup.zip');

$file = '../Demo/01-31-13_backup.zip';

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at the bottom. I was thinking it would do just that unzip in the Demo dir. But it doesn't what am i missing.
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Accepted Solution

Ray Paseur earned 2000 total points
ID: 38844522
I don't know what you're missing and I don't really have anything other than suggestions (no time to test this process any time soon).  So here is my suggestion.  

1. Unzip the archive wherever it happens to be.  That part already works, so no magic is needed.

2. After Unzip, copy the files to the destination directory.

3. Unlink the files and the ZIP archive.

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