Adding a folder to a zip archive

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Tue Mar 26 11:21:47 CDT 2013


Hi Trevor,
Thanks for the code.  If I'm understanding this correctly, it puts the
folder contents into the archive as individual files along with an
indication of which folder they belong in, then recreates the folder
structure during the decompress process.

My need for this is for installation of a folder of resources for a plugin.
 Currently, the installation process is simply having the user unzip the
file then put the plugin stack into their plugins folder.  It sounds like I
would need to come up with an installation stack to unzip and move
everything in order to make this work.

Not really anxious to do that but sounds like there's no choice unless I
stop using the revZIp stuff and do it another way.

Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>


On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 8:25 AM, Trevor DeVore <lists at mangomultimedia.com>wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 4:26 PM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:
>
> > Is it possible to add a folder and its contents to a zip archive using
> the
> > revzipxxx functions?  I tried revZipAddItemWithFile pointing to the
> folder
> > - no error was flagged but when I unzipped the file, the folder was zero
> > bytes in length and none of its contents were in there.
> >
>
> Not with the built-in commands. Here is some code that will add a folder to
> a ZIP archive as well as unzip a ZIP archive to a folder. There are a lot
> of supporting handlers included in the gist. I think I got them all but let
> me know if any are missing.
>
> https://gist.github.com/trevordevore/5246242
>
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