Linux Zip - Validate Success

We have some PHP code that is calling the Linux "zip" command.  Looking for a way to determine if if it was successful or not.  Hoping someone my have some insights as to how this might work. Does it provide a return value?  Any other thoughts?

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try calling it using the exec function:

exec ("zip ...."  , $output , $return_var);
if( $return_var == 0)
 //everything OK
  //something went wrong

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Refer to the "Diagnostics" section of for a meaning/description of error codes.

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careybrophAuthor Commented:
That is exactly what we were looking for.  Gonna give it a try now!  THANKS for the quick response!
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