(PHP >= 5.3.0, PECL phar >= 2.0.0)
PharData::buildFromDirectory — Construct a tar/zip archive from the files within a directory.
Populate a tar/zip archive from directory contents. The optional second parameter is a regular expression (pcre) that is used to exclude files. Any filename that matches the regular expression will be included, all others will be excluded. For more fine-grained control, use PharData::buildFromIterator().
The full or relative path to the directory that contains all files to add to the archive.
An optional pcre regular expression that is used to filter the list of files. Only file paths matching the regular expression will be included in the archive.
Phar::buildFromDirectory() returns an associative array mapping internal path of file to the full path of the file on the filesystem.
Example #1 A PharData::buildFromDirectory() example
$phar = new PharData('project.tar');
// add all files in the project
$phar->buildFromDirectory(dirname(__FILE__) . '/project');
$phar2 = new PharData('project2.zip');
// add all files in the project, only include php files
$phar->buildFromDirectory(dirname(__FILE__) . '/project', '/\.php$/');