Archive Tasks


Extracts an archive.

Note that often, distributions are packaged in tar or zip archives where the topmost folder may contain variable information, such as the release date, or the version of the package. This information is very useful when unpacking by hand, but arbitrarily-named directories are much less useful to scripts. Therefore, by default, Extract will remove the top-level directory, and instead store all extracted files into the directory specified by $archivePath.

To keep the top-level directory when extracting, use preserveTopDirectory(true).

 ->preserveTopDirectory(false) // the default


Creates a zip or tar archive.

->add('README')                         // Puts file 'README' in archive at the root
->add('project')                        // Puts entire contents of directory 'project' in archinve inside 'project'
->addFile('dir/file.txt', 'file.txt')   // Takes 'file.txt' from cwd and puts it in archive inside 'dir'.