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(PHP 5 >= 5.3.0, PHP 7, PHP 8, PECL phar >= 2.0.0)

PharData::addEmptyDirAdd an empty directory to the tar/zip archive


public PharData::addEmptyDir(string $directory): void

With this method, an empty directory is created with path dirname. This method is similar to ZipArchive::addEmptyDir().



The name of the empty directory to create in the phar archive

Return Values

no return value, exception is thrown on failure.


Example #1 A PharData::addEmptyDir() example

try {
$a = new PharData('/path/to/my.tar');

// demonstrates how this file is stored
$b = $a['full/path/to/file']->isDir();
} catch (
Exception $e) {
// handle errors here

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