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Doc Bug #77500 ZipArchive::getFromName works with path, not just name
Submitted: 2019-01-22 16:14 UTC Modified: 2020-03-18 12:38 UTC
Avg. Score:3.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:0 of 0 (0.0%)
From: jave dot web at seznam dot cz Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Zip Related
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2019-01-22 16:14 UTC] jave dot web at seznam dot cz
Documentation for ZipArchive::getFromName is misleading.
The first parameter is actually a relative (to root of the archive) path, docs say "Name" which can falsely imply file would be found just by its filename, which doesn't happen when it is inside a directory.

To get to a deeper file, you must specify the path like:

From manual page:

Test script:
//considering archive structure
//subFolderTest (d)
// - test.txt (f)
// - test2.txt (f)

$zip->getFromName('test.txt'); //this will not find anything
$zip->getFromName('subFolderTest/test.txt'); //this will find the file


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 [2020-03-18 12:38 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Not a bug
 [2020-03-18 12:38 UTC]
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