Zippy, the archive manager companion

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A PHP library to read, create, and extract archives in various formats via command line utilities or PHP extensions


The only supported installation method is via Composer. Run the following command to require Zippy in your project:

composer require alchemy/zippy


Zippy currently supports the following drivers and file formats:

  • zip
    • .zip
  • PHP zip extension
    • .zip
  • GNU tar
    • .tar
    • .tar.gz
    • .tar.bz2
  • BSD tar
    • .tar
    • .tar.gz
    • .tar.bz2

Getting started

All the following code samples assume that Zippy is loaded and available as $zippy. You need the following code (or variation of) to load Zippy:


use Alchemy\Zippy\Zippy;

// Require Composer's autoloader
require __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php';

// Load Zippy
$zippy = Zippy::load();

List an archive's contents:

// Open an archive
$archive = $zippy->open('build.tar');

// Iterate through members
foreach ($archive as $member) {
    echo "Archive contains $member" . PHP_EOL;

Extract an archive to a specific directory:

// Open an archive
$archive = $zippy->open('build.tar');

// Extract archive contents to `/tmp`

Create a new archive

// Creates an that contains a directory "folder" that contains
// files contained in "/path/to/directory" recursively
$archive = $zippy->create('', array(
    'folder' => '/path/to/directory'
), true);

Customize file and directory names inside archive

$archive = $zippy->create('', array(
    'folder' => '/path/to/directory',            // will create a folder at root
    '',            // will create a logo.jpg file at root
    fopen(''), // will create an index.php at root
    'directory/image.jpg' => 'image.jpg',        // will create a image.jpg in 'directory' folder


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This project is licensed under the MIT license.