e-info128 e-info128 - 1 month ago 6
PHP Question

How to read a single file inside a zip archive

I need to read the content of a single file, "test.txt", inside of a zip file. The whole zip file is a very large file (2gb) and contains a lot of files (10,000,000), and as such extracting the whole thing is not a viable solution for me. How can I read a single file?

Answer

Try using the zip:// wrapper:

$handle = fopen('zip://test.zip#test.txt', 'r'); 
$result = '';
while (!feof($handle)) {
  $result .= fread($handle, 8192);
}
fclose($handle);
echo $result;

You can use file_get_contents too:

$result = file_get_contents('zip://test.zip#test.txt'); 
echo $result;