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ZipArchive::addGlobAdd files from a directory by glob pattern


ZipArchive::addGlob ( string $pattern [, int $flags = 0 [, array $options = array() ]] ) : bool

Add files from a directory which match the glob pattern.

Note: For maximum portability, it is recommended to always use forward slashes (/) as directory separator in ZIP filenames.



A glob() pattern against which files will be matched.


A bit mask of glob() flags.


An associative array of options. Available options are:

  • "add_path"

    Prefix to prepend when translating to the local path of the file within the archive. This is applied after any remove operations defined by the "remove_path" or "remove_all_path" options.

  • "remove_path"

    Prefix to remove from matching file paths before adding to the archive.

  • "remove_all_path"

    TRUE to use the file name only and add to the root of the archive.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.


Example #1 ZipArchive::addGlob() example

Add all php scripts and text files from current working directory

= new ZipArchive();
$ret $zip->open(''ZipArchive::CREATE ZipArchive::OVERWRITE);
if (
$ret !== TRUE) {
printf('Failed with code %d'$ret);
} else {
$options = array('add_path' => 'sources/''remove_all_path' => TRUE);

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User Contributed Notes 5 notes

Francesc Pineda Segarra
2 years ago
For me the better way seems to be:

$options = array('add_path' => DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR, 'remove_all_path' => TRUE);

On Windows uses \, on others /
johnsmith at na dot com
4 years ago
Neither 'remove_all_path' or 'remove_path' options seem to be workng
sunbinzzzzz at gmail dot com
2 years ago
Yes!! neither 'remove_all_path' or 'remove_path'  be working,if you want the right result,you should like this, $option = array( 'add_path' => '/', 'remove_all_path' => 'your path' );   'add_path' just give a '/', then you will (; 。
zckernel at gmail dot com
4 years ago
Doesn't work with the following options:
$options = array('remove_all_path' => TRUE);
$zipArchive->addGlob($path."/*", GLOB_BRACE, $options);

The full path to file is adding to the archive.

Works well if:
$options = array('add_path' => './','remove_all_path' => TRUE);
sumariva at gmail dot com
4 years ago
As others suggested, to remove all paths, use the space as basepath.
Zip opened with builtin utility on a Windows XP and WinRAR.

$options = array('add_path' => ' ','remove_all_path' => TRUE);

Thanks for all contributers.
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