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if i have 10 files in a folder then how to make a zip file for download.
any suggestion here or any links . please reply...
thanks for reply in advance....

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Look at the ZipArchive class:

An example:

<?php

# array of files
$files = array(
    'feh.jpg',
    'img1.jpg'
    );

# name
$zipname = 'archive.zip';

# create the archive
$zip = new ZipArchive;
$res = $zip->open($zipname, ZipArchive::CREATE);

if($res === TRUE)
{
    foreach($files as $file)
    {
        $zip->addFile($file);
    }

    $zip->close();
}

# send to download
header('Content-type:application/zip');
header("Content-Disposition:attachment;filename='random_name.zip'");
readfile($zipname);

But if you can separate, these tasks, zip the archives in a background process and save them for a while, so that the server does not have to perform the same action multiple times.

You can create the array of files through the glob() function, a form, a database, this is up to you.

Docs: http://www.php.net/glob

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`Inline Code Example

Try This Code

<?php


    $error = "";        //error holder
    if(isset($_POST['createpdf'])){
        $post = $_POST;     
        $file_folder = "files/";    // folder to load files
        if(extension_loaded('zip')){    // Checking ZIP extension is available
            if(isset($post['files']) and count($post['files']) > 0){    // Checking files are selected
                $zip = new ZipArchive();            // Load zip library 
                $zip_name = time().".zip";          // Zip name
                if($zip->open($zip_name, ZIPARCHIVE::CREATE)!==TRUE){       // Opening zip file to load files
                    $error .=  "* Sorry ZIP creation failed at this time<br/>";
                }
                foreach($post['files'] as $file){               
                    $zip->addFile($file_folder.$file);          // Adding files into zip
                }
                $zip->close();
                if(file_exists($zip_name)){
                    // push to download the zip
                    header('Content-type: application/zip');
                    header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="'.$zip_name.'"');
                    readfile($zip_name);
                    // remove zip file is exists in temp path
                    unlink($zip_name);
                }

            }else
                $error .= "* Please select file to zip <br/>";
        }else
            $error .= "* You dont have ZIP extension<br/>";
    }
?>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Download As Zip - www.geomaza.com</title>
</head>
<body>
<center><h1>Create Zip</h1></center>
<form name="zips" method="post">
<?php if(!empty($error)) { ?>
<p style=" border:#C10000 1px solid; background-color:#FFA8A8; color:#B00000;padding:8px; width:588px; margin:0 auto 10px;"><?php echo $error; ?></p>
<?php } ?>
<table width="600" border="1" align="center" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse:collapse; border:#ccc 1px solid;">
  <tr>
    <td width="33" align="center">*</td>
    <td width="117" align="center">File Type</td>
    <td width="382">File Name</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td align="center"><input type="checkbox" name="files[]" value="flowers.jpg" /></td>
    <td align="center"><img src="files/image.png" title="Image" width="16" height="16" /></td>
    <td>flowers.jpg</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td align="center"><input type="checkbox" name="files[]" value="fun.jpg" /></td>
    <td align="center"><img src="files/image.png" title="Image" width="16" height="16" /></td>
    <td>fun.jpg</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td align="center"><input type="checkbox" name="files[]" value="9lessons.docx" /></td>
    <td align="center"><img src="files/doc.png" title="Document" width="16" height="16" /></td>
    <td>9lessons.docx</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td align="center"><input type="checkbox" name="files[]" value="9lessons.pdf" /></td>
    <td align="center"><img src="files/pdf.png" title="pdf" width="16" height="16" /></td>
    <td>9lessons.pdf</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td colspan="3" align="center">
        <input type="submit" name="createpdf" style="border:0px; background-color:#800040; color:#FFF; padding:10px; cursor:pointer; font-weight:bold; border-radius:5px;" value="Download as ZIP" /> 
        <input type="reset" name="reset" style="border:0px; background-color:#D3D3D3; color:#000; font-weight:bold; padding:10px; cursor:pointer; border-radius:5px;" value="Reset" />
    </td>
    </tr>
</table>

</form>
</body>
</html>

Here`

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Dear cereal you have just small mistake. I have updated the code. try this code.

<?php
# array of files
$files = array(
    'profile.txt',
    'picture.jpg'
    );
# name
$zipname = 'archive.zip';
# create the archive
$zip = new ZipArchive;
$res = $zip->open($zipname, ZipArchive::CREATE);
if($res === TRUE)
{
    foreach($files as $file)
    {
        $zip->addFile($file);
    }
    $zip->close();
}
# send to download
header('Content-type:application/zip');
header("Content-Disposition:attachment;filename=$zipname");
readfile($zipname);

?>
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@arslanqamar thank you for your attention! I see what you meant:

header("Content-Disposition:attachment;filename=$zipname");

And you are precisely correct. I chose to use random_name.zip instead of the $zipname value, to evidence that the name of the file can be an arbitrary value. In some cases this, together with a restricted path, can be useful to avoid direct linking to the original file.

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