Tuesday, September 18, 2012

How to Upload and Unpack a Zip File using PHP

if($_FILES["zip_file"]["name"]) {
 $filename = $_FILES["zip_file"]["name"];
 $source = $_FILES["zip_file"]["tmp_name"];
 $type = $_FILES["zip_file"]["type"];
 $name = explode(".", $filename);
 $accepted_types = array('application/zip', 'application/x-zip-compressed', 'multipart/x-zip', 'application/x-compressed');
 foreach($accepted_types as $mime_type) {
  if($mime_type == $type) {
   $okay = true;
 $continue = strtolower($name[1]) == 'zip' ? true : false;
 if(!$continue) {
  $message = "The file you are trying to upload is not a .zip file. Please try again.";
 $target_path = "/home/var/yoursite/httpdocs/".$filename;  // change this to the correct site path
 if(move_uploaded_file($source, $target_path)) {
  $zip = new ZipArchive();
  $x = $zip->open($target_path);
  if ($x === true) {
   $zip->extractTo("/home/var/yoursite/httpdocs/"); // change this to the correct site path
  $message = "Your .zip file was uploaded and unpacked.";
 } else { 
  $message = "There was a problem with the upload. Please try again.";
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<?php if($message) echo "<p>$message</p>"; ?>
<form enctype="multipart/form-data" method="post" action="">
<label>Choose a zip file to upload: <input type="file" name="zip_file" /></label>
<br />
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Upload" />

htaccess rewrite rule to remove a subfolder from a URL

This will assume you have http://domain.com/sub as where the content you want to load is.  And the resulting URL to only show http://domain.com butstill load the content in in the /sub folder.

This could be modified many ways to suit the needs for the application at hand.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^$ sub/
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f 
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d 
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ sub/$1
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