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Old 01-13-2010, 11:07 AM   #1
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PHP ZIP MYSQL - open zip without writing it to disk

Hi everyone,

I have a nice mysql DB with some zip stored as blobs.

I need to do some small modifications on a textfile in the zip, then send it to the browser as a file.

I would like to do this without having to save the zip to a tempfile, but it seems that the php zip function can only be used on files and not on variables.

Has anyone had any luck woth something like that?

If I could bet a "ressource" pointing to my zip variable, I could open it as a file, is that possible?


Old 01-15-2010, 04:55 AM   #2
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Nope. I don't think such a thing is possible.
Old 01-15-2010, 05:14 AM   #3
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Take a look at the PCLZip library. Worked with it very long ago, if I remember right might have a function to compress / decompress to memory instead of a file in PHP.


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