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Revision: 62308
at February 15, 2013 10:05 by jvandemerwe

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/* Simple script to upload a zip file to the webserver and have it unzipped
   Saves tons of time, think only of uploading Wordpress to the server
   Thanks to c.bavota (
   I have modified the script a little to make it more convenient
   Modified by: Johan van de Merwe (12.02.2013)

function rmdir_recursive($dir) {
    foreach(scandir($dir) as $file) {
       if ('.' === $file || '..' === $file) continue;
       if (is_dir("$dir/$file")) rmdir_recursive("$dir/$file");
       else unlink("$dir/$file");

if($_FILES["zip_file"]["name"]) {
	$filename = $_FILES["zip_file"]["name"];
	$source = $_FILES["zip_file"]["tmp_name"];
	$type = $_FILES["zip_file"]["type"];
	$name = explode(".", $filename);
	$accepted_types = array('application/zip', 'application/x-zip-compressed', 'multipart/x-zip', 'application/x-compressed');
	foreach($accepted_types as $mime_type) {
		if($mime_type == $type) {
			$okay = true;
	$continue = strtolower($name[1]) == 'zip' ? true : false;
	if(!$continue) {
		$message = "The file you are trying to upload is not a .zip file. Please try again.";

  /* PHP current path */
  $path = dirname(__FILE__).'/';  // absolute path to the directory where zipper.php is in
  $filenoext = basename ($filename, '.zip');  // absolute path to the directory where zipper.php is in (lowercase)
  $filenoext = basename ($filenoext, '.ZIP');  // absolute path to the directory where zipper.php is in (when uppercase)
  $targetdir = $path . $filenoext; // target directory
  $targetzip = $path . $filename; // target zip file
  /* create directory if not exists', otherwise overwrite */
  /* target directory is same as filename without extension */
  if (is_dir($targetdir))  rmdir_recursive ( $targetdir);
  mkdir($targetdir, 0777);
  /* here it is really happening */
	if(move_uploaded_file($source, $targetzip)) {
		$zip = new ZipArchive();
		$x = $zip->open($targetzip);  // open the zip file to extract
		if ($x === true) {
			$zip->extractTo($targetdir); // place in the directory with same name  
		$message = "Your .zip file was uploaded and unpacked.";
	} else {	
		$message = "There was a problem with the upload. Please try again.";

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>Unzip a zip file to the webserver</title>

<?php if($message) echo "<p>$message</p>"; ?>
<form enctype="multipart/form-data" method="post" action="">
<label>Choose a zip file to upload: <input type="file" name="zip_file" /></label>
<br />
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Upload" />

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Initial Description
Easy PHP script for uploading and unpacking zip files to the server much faster

Steps to follow:

1. create folder on the webserver called "zipper" or something else
2. copy the following PHP code into a file called "zipper.php" into this folder
3. use the url to this file to start the little script
4. select a zip file from your harddisk and go for it
5. after upload a directory exists in the folder "zipper" from step 1

with ftp program (like Filezilla) you can easily move the content to the directory of your choice (that's all), which goes much faster

Initial Title
Script for uploading ZIP file and unzip it on the server

Initial Tags
php, wordpress, server, joomla

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