I need to be able to treat zip files programmatically.

In magento 1.9 I was doing :

$zip = new ZipArchive();

        if ($zip->open($Zippath) === TRUE) 
            $zip->addFile($Filepath, $Filename);
            $zip->addFile($FilepathL, "toto.txt");
            return TRUE;    }

How can I do the same in magento 2?

3 Answers 3


You can do this the same way

$zip = new \ZipArchive();

if ($zip->open($Zippath) === TRUE) {
    $zip->addFile($Filepath, $Filename);
    $zip->addFile($Filepath, "toto.txt");
    return TRUE; 
  • I have just tested and get an error on $zip->close(); : Warning: ZipArchive::close(): Read error: Is a directory. For $FilePath i have /foo/bar and $FileName toto.txt
    – Alexglvr
    Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 7:25
  • Sorry, was due to typo error... working well. answer apporved
    – Alexglvr
    Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 7:48

Alternativaly you can use the Magento framework class of M2 called Magento\Framework\Archive\Zip and call the pack() method.

For example, if you injected the class and assigned it to the $zipArchive variable you can do:

$this->zipArchive->pack($source, $destination);
  • Does this work with AWS S3 Remote Storage. I am getting some errors when unpacking a zip.
    – Harish ST
    Commented Nov 26, 2021 at 9:00
  • The return of \ZipArchive::open() is 9 for me. Which is ZIP_ER_NOENT .
    – Harish ST
    Commented Nov 26, 2021 at 9:31
  • Seems we cannot directly perform operations on zip file inside S3.
    – Harish ST
    Commented Nov 26, 2021 at 9:45

Its basically a php class. It has nothing to do with Magento. However you can check the implementation is still like the same.

Here is the class http://php.net/manual/en/class.ziparchive.php

And here is the implementation in Magento2.

If you open

lib\internal\Magento\Framework\Archive\Zip.php you will find this

public function pack($source, $destination)
        $zip = new \ZipArchive();
        $zip->open($destination, \ZipArchive::CREATE);
        return $destination;

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