Create a zip file and download it

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I am trying to download a 2 files by creating the zip file on local-server.the file is downloaded in zip format but when i try to extract it.it gives error: End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not a zip file, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the latter case the central directory and zip file comment will be found on the last disk(s) of this archive.

the following code i am using for this:

 <?php
$file_names = array('iMUST Operating Manual V1.3a.pdf','iMUST Product Information Sheet.pdf');

//Archive name
$archive_file_name=$name.'iMUST_Products.zip';

//Download Files path
$file_path=$_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'].'/Harshal/files/';


zipFilesAndDownload($file_names,$archive_file_name,$file_path);

function zipFilesAndDownload($file_names,$archive_file_name,$file_path)
{
        //echo $file_path;die;
    $zip = new ZipArchive();
    //create the file and throw the error if unsuccessful
    if ($zip->open($archive_file_name, ZIPARCHIVE::CREATE )!==TRUE) {
        exit("cannot open <$archive_file_name>\n");
    }
    //add each files of $file_name array to archive
    foreach($file_names as $files)
    {
        $zip->addFile($file_path.$files,$files);
        //echo $file_path.$files,$files."

    }
    $zip->close();
    //then send the headers to force download the zip file
    header("Content-type: application/zip"); 
    header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=$archive_file_name"); 
    header("Pragma: no-cache"); 
    header("Expires: 0"); 
    readfile("$archive_file_name");
    exit;
}




?>

i checked the values of all variables which are passing into the function,all are fine.so please look this.Thanks in advance.

This question is tagged with php download zip

~ Asked on 2012-09-01 07:53:21

The Best Answer is


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Add Content-length header describing size of zip file in bytes.

header("Content-type: application/zip"); 
header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=$archive_file_name");
header("Content-length: " . filesize($archive_file_name));
header("Pragma: no-cache"); 
header("Expires: 0"); 
readfile("$archive_file_name");

Also make sure that there is absolutely no white space before <? and after ?>. I see a space here:

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 <?php
$file_names = array('iMUST Operating Manual V1.3a.pdf','iMUST Product Information Sheet.pdf');

~ Answered on 2012-09-01 08:06:44


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$zip = new ZipArchive;
$tmp_file = 'assets/myzip.zip';
    if ($zip->open($tmp_file,  ZipArchive::CREATE)) {
        $zip->addFile('folder/bootstrap.js', 'bootstrap.js');
        $zip->addFile('folder/bootstrap.min.js', 'bootstrap.min.js');
        $zip->close();
        echo 'Archive created!';
        header('Content-disposition: attachment; filename=files.zip');
        header('Content-type: application/zip');
        readfile($tmp_file);
   } else {
       echo 'Failed!';
   }

~ Answered on 2016-01-12 06:47:10


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