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(PHP 5 >= 5.3.0, PHP 7, PECL zip >= 1.9.0)

ZipArchive::addGlobAdd files from a directory by glob pattern


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

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.

  • "flags"

    Bitmask consisting of ZipArchive::FL_OVERWRITE, ZipArchive::FL_ENC_GUESS, ZipArchive::FL_ENC_UTF_8, ZipArchive::FL_ENC_CP437. The behaviour of these constants is described on the ZIP constants page.

  • "comp_method"

    Compression method, one of the ZipArchive::CM_* constants, see ZIP constants page.

  • "comp_flags"

    Compression level.

  • "enc_method"

    Encryption method, one of the ZipArchive::EM_* constants, see ZIP constants page.

  • "enc_password"

    Password used for encryption.

Return Values

An array of added files on success or FALSE on failure


Version Description
8.0.0 / 1.18.0 "flags" in options was added.
8.0.0 / 1.18.1 "comp_method", "comp_flags", "enc_method" and "enc_password" in options were added.


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);

See Also

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