PHP unzip on IIS7 Windows server

Posted on 2013-11-14
Last Modified: 2013-11-20

I am trying to unzip a .zip file on a server with the following PHP script

$zip = new ZipArchive;
if ($zip->open('') === TRUE) {
    echo 'ok';
} else {
    echo 'failed';

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The code segment is generating the following error:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_OBJECT_OPERATOR in test-unzip.php on line 4

I suspect this may be linux code and must be altered for a window server...

Any thoughts?
Question by:RustyRazor
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Expert Comment

by:Lukasz Chmielewski
ID: 39648882
What is your PHP version ? Isn't it 4.x ?

Author Comment

ID: 39649117
PHP v5.3 under IIS7

Accepted Solution

RustyRazor earned 0 total points
ID: 39652524
This works (must specify absolute Windows path)


$zip = new ZipArchive;
if ($zip->open($sourceFileName) === TRUE) {
    echo 'ok';
} else {
    echo 'failed';

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39662087
nobody else solved it

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