Simple Key-Value Storage for PHP. dead simple.

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1.0.2 2012-10-11 00:00 UTC


Simple Key-Value Storage for PHP.

Packer aims to be a zero-config, zero-install and works as PHP works library that developers can quickly pull into their project for use immediately for small and medium scaling usage.

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Installation via Composer

To use Packer in your project, add a dependency to mauris/packer in your project's composer.json file. The following is a minimal sample configuration to use Packer in your project.

    "require": {
        "mauris/packer": "1.0"

After which run the command:

php composer.phar install

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Once you have installed Packer as your project's dependencies using Composer, you can use the Packer class directly in your code.

To work with a Packer file, you create an instance of Packer like this:

$packer = new Packer\Packer('config.pack');

Writing / Overwriting

To write a key and value entry to the Packer file, simply use the write($key, $value) method like this:

$packer->write('autorun', false);


To fetch a value from a Packer file, use the read($key) method.

$autorun = $packer->read('autorun');


To delete a value from the Packer file:

// $packer->exist('autorun') === false

Fetch all keys

To iterate through the Packer file, you can fetch the keys using the keys() method:

echo '<ul>';
foreach($packer->keys() as $key){
    echo '<li>' . $packer->read($key) . '</li>';
echo '</ul>';


To remove all entries from the Packer file:



Packer is released open source under the New BSD 3-Clause License.