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gzopenOuvre un fichier compressé avec gzip


gzopen(string $filename, string $mode, int $use_include_path = 0): resource|false

gzopen() ouvre un fichier compressé avec gzip pour y écrire ou y lire des données.

gzopen() peut être utilisée pour lire un fichier qui n'est pas dans un format gzip ; dans ce cas, gzread() lira directement le fichier sans décompression.

Liste de paramètres


Le nom du fichier.


Comme dans la fonction fopen() (rb ou wb) mais peut également inclure un degré de compression (wb9) ou une stratégie : f pour les données filtrées comme wb6f, h pour Huffman only compression comme wb1h. (Lisez la description de deflateInit2 dans le fichier zlib.h pour plus d'informations sur la stratégie des paramètres.)


Vous pouvez définir ce paramètre optionnel à 1, si vous voulez chercher un fichier également dans l'include_path.

Valeurs de retour

Retourne un pointeur de fichier vers le fichier ouvert, ainsi, la lecture depuis ce pointeur de fichier sera des données décompressées et ce que vous y écrirez, sera compressé.

Si l'ouverture échoue, cette fonction retourne false.


Exemple #1 Exemple avec gzopen()

= gzopen("/tmp/file.gz", "r");

Voir aussi

  • gzclose() - Ferme un pointeur sur un fichier gz ouvert

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User Contributed Notes 9 notes

David Gero dave at havidave dot com
12 years ago
gzopen("php://output","wb") doesn't work on a web server, nor does fopen("compress.zlib://php://output","wb").

Here is a snippet to gzip a file and output it on the fly, without using a temporary file, without reading the file into memory, and without reading the file more than once:

= fopen($file, "rb");
if (
$fin !== FALSE) {
$fout = fopen("php://output", "wb");
if (
$fout !== FALSE) {
// write gzip header
fwrite($fout, "\x1F\x8B\x08\x08".pack("V", filemtime($file))."\0\xFF", 10);
// write the original file name
$oname = str_replace("\0", "", basename($file));
fwrite($fout, $oname."\0", 1+strlen($oname));
// add the deflate filter using default compression level
$fltr = stream_filter_append($fout, "zlib.deflate", STREAM_FILTER_WRITE, -1);
// set up the CRC32 hashing context
$hctx = hash_init("crc32b");
// turn off the time limit
if (!ini_get("safe_mode")) set_time_limit(0);
$con = TRUE;
$fsize = 0;
while ((
$con !== FALSE) && !feof($fin)) {
// deflate works best with buffers >32K
$con = fread($fin, 64 * 1024);
if (
$con !== FALSE) {
hash_update($hctx, $con);
$clen = strlen($con);
$fsize += $clen;
fwrite($fout, $con, $clen);
// remove the deflate filter
// write the CRC32 value
// hash_final is a string, not an integer
$crc = hash_final($hctx, TRUE);
// need to reverse the hash_final string so it's little endian
fwrite($fout, $crc[3].$crc[2].$crc[1].$crc[0], 4);
// write the original uncompressed file size
fwrite($fout, pack("V", $fsize), 4);
katzlbtjunk at hotmail dot com
16 years ago
WARNING gzopen and gzread have a major disadvantage. They makes NO checksum and NO length verification of the gzipped data and discard this valuable information. This should be documented here.
dj8 at joesvolcano dot net
8 years ago
An OO-version of David Gero's excellent GZ File format note also on this page:


// David Gero's example: read a file and output GZ
$gz_to_out = new GZTempFile(basename($file), "php://output");
$fin = fopen($file, "rb");
$data = fread($fin, 64 * 1024)) {

// Example of building your GZ file content on the fly (temp filehandle)
$gz_custom = new GZTempFile();
foreach ( ... ) {
// Some work
$str = ...

// Store it in a database
$m = new MongoClient();
$gridfs = $m->selectDB('test')->getGridFS();
$id = $gridfs->storeFile($gz_custom->getReadFilehandle(), array('contentType' => 'application/x-gzip'));

GZTempFile {
$__fh = null;
$uncompressed_bytes = 0;
$filesize = null;
$gz_filter = null;
$file_hash = null;
$final_read_fh = false;
$__buffer = '';
$__buffer_len = 0;

public function
__construct($filename = 'data', $fh = null) {
$this->__fh = is_null($fh) ? fopen('php://temp','w+') : $fh;
fwrite($this->__fh, "\x1F\x8B\x08\x08".pack("V", time())."\0\xFF", 10); // GZ file header
fwrite($this->__fh, str_replace("\0", "", basename($filename)) ."\0"); // GZ filename = data, needed???
$this->gz_filter = stream_filter_append($this->__fh, "zlib.deflate", STREAM_FILTER_WRITE, -1);
$this->uncompressed_bytes = 0;
$this->file_hash = hash_init("crc32b");

public function
fwrite($str,$length = null) {
if (
$this->final_read_fh ) { throw new Exception("GZTempFile has already been finalized and closed. No more writing"); }
hash_update($this->file_hash, $str);
$this->uncompressed_bytes += strlen($str);
$this->__buffer_len += strlen($str);
$this->__buffer .= $str;
if (
$this->__buffer_len >= 64 * 1024 ) { $this->flushBuffer(); }
public function
flushBuffer() {
if (
$this->__buffer_len == 0 ) { return false; }
$return = fwrite($this->__fh, $this->__buffer);
$this->__buffer_len = 0;
$this->__buffer = '';

public function
getReadFilehandle() {
if ( !
$this->final_read_fh ) {
$crc = hash_final($this->file_hash, TRUE); // hash_final is a string, not an integer
fwrite($this->__fh, $crc[3].$crc[2].$crc[1].$crc[0]); // need to reverse the hash_final string so it's little endian
fwrite($this->__fh, pack("V", $this->uncompressed_bytes), 4);

$this->filesize = ftell($this->__fh);
$this->final_read_fh = $this->__fh;
chasjfish at gmail dot com
5 years ago
There is an active feature request for an xzopen function. The xz program uses the LZMA algorithm for much higher compression ratios than gzip.

Until such time that xzopen might be available, here is my best design for safely reading .xz files which originate remotely and are not trusted.

Below is a CSV log viewer - there is a lot going on here, so I will explain it below:


$PRG_NAME = basename($_SERVER['PHP_SELF'], '.php');
$PRG_LEN = strlen($PRG_NAME);

if(substr($z = $_GET['CSV'], 0, $PRG_LEN) == $PRG_NAME)
header('Content-Disposition:attachment;filename="' .
$_GET['CSV'] . '.csv"');

if('.xz' == substr($z, -3))
$tmpfname = tempnam("/tmp", "php-log-viewer");
$fpx = fopen($tmpfname, 'w');
fprintf($fpx, "/var/app/log/%s\0", $z);

$fp = popen("xz -cd --files0=" . $tmpfname, 'r');
else $fp = fopen('/var/app/log/' . $z, 'r');

while($line = fgets($fp))
echo '"' . preg_replace('/[~]/', '","', rtrim($line)) . "\"\n";

fclose($fp); if(is_file($tmpfname)) unlink($tmpfname); exit;


The logs are tilde-delimited files (~) in the /var/app/log directory which the code above converts to CSV and injects into Excel. They are regularly compressed by cron, but the latest logs will be uncompressed text files. A separate section of my code (not included here) presents them via opendir()/readdir()/stat().

The file prefix that the viewer will allow the user to see is determined by the name of the script - if I name it FTP-LOG.php, then any file beginning with /var/app/log/FTP-LOG can be read. I am enabling the viewer for different prefixes by making hard links to the script.

Since the log might not (yet) be compressed, I check the extension - if .xz is detected, then the gymnastics begin.

It is not safe to pass form content from remote users to a UNIX shell, and I am trying to avoid this. Fortunately, xz has the --files and --files0 options, and I create a temporary filename, record the file of interest in it, then open an xz process for reading (otherwise, a simple fopen() will suffice). Recording a \0 allows safer processing of files with embedded newlines (which is allowed by POSIX), and is immediately familiar to fans of "find -print0" and "xargs -0".

Unfortunately, neither bzip2 nor lzip have have a --files[0] option. It is quite useful in this case, and appears to improve security.
rob at digital-crocus dot com
19 years ago
dtorop932 at hotmail dot com's comments, according to my tests, is incorrect. That code wishes to download the entire file before parsing, which is inconvinient. The wget method works though.
pentek_imre at mailbox dot hu
19 years ago
Be aware that when opening a remote file on a http server the gzopen will return by default false after 120 seconds waiting to any answer.
dtorop932 at hotmail dot com
19 years ago
RE dubious's comment: "Being able to read gzip streams from ftp and http is near the top of my personal wishlist at the moment..."

One way to read a gzip stream over http is to daisychain stream wrappers, e.g.:

$fp = fopen("compress.zlib://http://some.website.org/example.gz", "r");
-delete-this-part-dubious at 2xtreme dot net
22 years ago
"On the fly" gunzipping actually DOES seem to work - it just appears that only LOCAL streams/files (including php://stdin) can be accessed for some reason. I THINK (but have not yet tested) that you could similarly gzopen "php://stdout" and pass a stream of gzipped data to the browser (when run from a web page) or console (when run standalone) through there.

I HAVE tested scripts from the command line like:

wget -q -O- ftp://some.host.net/pub/some_gzip_file.gz | php gunzip_stuff.php

where gunzip_stuff.php would be a script that gzopened "php://stdin" and did gzgets from that stream, and it seems to work fine, but that obviously doesn't help someone wanting to grab gzipped streams from remote sites from a web-based script.

Being able to read gzip streams from ftp and http is near the top of my personal wishlist at the moment...
15 years ago
This worked unstable for me under high load (50+ files per second):

= gzopen ( $file, 'w9' );
gzwrite ( $gz, $content );
gzclose ( $gz );

The following works fine:

= fopen ( $file, 'w' );
fwrite ( $f, gzcompress ( $content, 9 ) );
fclose ( $f );
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