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ZIPlib: Class to generate ZIP files.

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You can use this class to add single files, complete dirs or ASCII files as PDF to a ZIP archive.

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Documentation for ZIPlib

Copyright:              (c) 2003 by Pascal Rehfeldt

Version:                ZIPlib 1.0

Last Changes:           14.04.2003

License:                GNU General Public License (Version 2, June 1991)
                        This program is free software; you can redistribute
                        it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU
                        General Public License as published by the Free
                        Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License,
                        or (at your option) any later version.

                        This program is distributed in the hope that it will
                        be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the
                        implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
                        PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License
                        for more details.

                        You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public
                        License along with this program; if not, write to the Free
                        Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330,
                        Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

Description:            You can use ZIPlib to add different resources to a ZIP file.

Generall Information about this class:
With the constructor you can set the name of the archive, the
path to FDPF and to DeepDir if needed.
The usage of FPDF in combination with this class is described in
the function "addFileAsPDF".

Off course you can combine the functions as you wish it.
An example can be found in the example.php


Function:     addFile()
Syntax:       void addFile( string Content, string Filename )
Description:  Use addFile() to add the content of a file to your
              ZIP archive. The filecontent must be allready in a
              This function is usefull to add the content of a BLOB
              field from a database.
              To add a complete file you should use the function



$zipfile = new zipfile('');
$zipfile->addFile('Inhalt', 'Dateiname');
echo $zipfile->file();


Function:     addFileAndRead()
Syntax:       void addFile( resource Filename )
Description:  addFileAndRead() takes a file, reads it and add it
              to your archive. The targetfile in the archive has
              the same name as the sourcefile.
              This function can read ASCII and binary files.



$zipfile = new zipfile('');
echo $zipfile->file();


Function:     addDirContent()
Syntax:       void addDirContent( resource dir_handle )
Description:  To add a complete dir you can use this function.
              It doesn't matter if there are binary or ASCII files
              in the dir.
              The function doesn't work recursiv without the DeepDir
              Class from Ilya Nemihin.
              You can grab the latest version of DeepDir at



$zipfile = new zipfile('');
echo $zipfile->file();


Function:     addFileAsPDF()
Syntax:       void addFileAsPDF( resource file_handle, string title, string autor )
Description:  This function adds an ASCII file (binary files are
              unsupported!) as PDF to the ZIP file.
              To use this function you have to extend FPDF
              ( with this function:

              function getBuffer () {

                global $HTTP_ENV_VARS;
                if($this->state < 3) $this->Close();
                return $this->buffer;


              You should find an extended version of FPDF
              in this release of ZIPlib.



$zipfile = new zipfile('');
$zipfile->addFileAsPDF('Quelldatei.txt', 'Testdatei', 'Webmaster');
echo $zipfile->file();

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Accessible without login Plain text file README Doc. ReadMe File
Plain text file zip.lib.php Class main class

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