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 Post subject: How to: Extract a .zip file directly on the server
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:06 pm 
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Our servers do not have an extractor installed so you wouldn't be usually able to extract a file directly on the server, however one of our clients has found a solution this issue, here is what he wrote for your use:

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Ever wondered how to copy many files to your website?
Here is an easy way to do it:

SETUP
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-Create a ZIP folder in your webspace so you can reach it on the web, like http://yourwebspace.com/zip
-Extract this zip file in there (it contains 5 files and an image directory with 14 images)
-You can reach the new page by the following URL: http://yourwebspace.com/zip/extract.php

PROCEDURE
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-Compress all the files you want to upload to your webspace in a ZIP file.
-Upload this file with your favorite FTP program to your webspace.
-Go to the extract.php page.
-Follow the screens and enter the right path for the ZIP file and the destination directory.
-Press the Extract button.

RESULT
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Now all of your compressed files are uncompressed in the given destination directory. You only have to upload one file instead of hundreds.

If you have the time, visit my website at http://www.christoffer.demon.nl
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