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    Question Compress a directory and all its multilevel subdirectories using php, tar and gz

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    I need a "very simple" PHP script which can compress a directory and all its multi-(infinite)level sub-directories using with .tar and .gz
    I have tried many complex scripts so far which don't work as most of them use ZIP and I don't have access to ZIP
    And a few of the simple ones, just don't function.

    Please help!

    Thank you !

    - Xeirus.

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    why cant you just use tar cvfz filename.tar.gz /directory

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    I'm trying this now:
    PHP Code:
    exec('tar cvfz mytarfile.tgz /home/public/images/'); 
    But nothing happens.

    Any idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xeirus View Post
    I'm trying this now:
    PHP Code:
    exec('tar cvfz mytarfile.tgz /home/public/images/'); 
    But nothing happens.

    Any idea?

    do you have access to a command line? i was compressing some folder the other day with like 160mb of images in it an it wasn't working executing it via web browser, but it worked in the command line.

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    Yes, but I want the end user to be able to do this, who doesn't have access to a command line.
    This will be done through a CMS control panel so that my clients can do their own backups.


 

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