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Phar::convertToExecutable

(PHP >= 5.3.0, PECL phar >= 2.0.0)

Phar::convertToExecutableConvert a phar archive to another executable phar archive file format

Description

Phar Phar::convertToExecutable ([ int $format = 9021976 [, int $compression = 9021976 [, string $extension ]]] )

Note:

This method requires the php.ini setting phar.readonly to be set to 0 in order to work for Phar objects. Otherwise, a PharException will be thrown.

This method is used to convert a phar archive to another file format. For instance, it can be used to create a tar-based executable phar archive from a zip-based executable phar archive, or from an executable phar archive in the phar file format. In addition, it can be used to apply whole-archive compression to a tar or phar-based archive.

If no changes are specified, this method throws a BadMethodCallException.

If successful, the method creates a new archive on disk and returns a Phar object. The old archive is not removed from disk, and should be done manually after the process has finished.

Parameters

format

This should be one of Phar::PHAR, Phar::TAR, or Phar::ZIP. If set to NULL, the existing file format will be preserved.

compression

This should be one of Phar::NONE for no whole-archive compression, Phar::GZ for zlib-based compression, and Phar::BZ2 for bzip-based compression.

extension

This parameter is used to override the default file extension for a converted archive. Note that all zip- and tar-based phar archives must contain .phar in their file extension in order to be processed as a phar archive.

If converting to a phar-based archive, the default extensions are .phar, .phar.gz, or .phar.bz2 depending on the specified compression. For tar-based phar archives, the default extensions are .phar.tar, .phar.tar.gz, and .phar.tar.bz2. For zip-based phar archives, the default extension is .phar.zip.

Return Values

The method returns a Phar object on success and throws an exception on failure.

Errors/Exceptions

This method throws BadMethodCallException when unable to compress, an unknown compression method has been specified, the requested archive is buffering with Phar::startBuffering() and has not concluded with Phar::stopBuffering(), an UnexpectedValueException if write support is disabled, and a PharException if any problems are encountered during the phar creation process.

Examples

Example #1 A Phar::convertToExecutable() example

Using Phar::convertToExecutable():

<?php
try {
    
$tarphar = new Phar('myphar.phar.tar');
    
// convert it to the phar file format
    // note that myphar.phar.tar is *not* unlinked
    
$phar $tarphar->convertToExecutable(Phar::PHAR); // creates myphar.phar
    
$phar->setStub($phar->createDefaultStub('cli.php''web/index.php'));
    
// creates myphar.phar.tgz
    
$compressed $phar->convertToExecutable(Phar::TARPhar::GZ'.phar.tgz');
} catch (
Exception $e) {
    
// handle the error here
}
?>

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alex at phpguide dot co dot il
3 years ago
Convert to executable and compress methods override any stub you have created with their own stub which is responsible for extracting/executing self's content.

calling setStub() after convertingToExecutable doesn't help either. As far of php 5.3.6 (phar     2.0.1 ) if you want to have a phar archive accessible threw the web, you'll have to create your own
index.php which will include a nonexecutable phar and act as the bootstrap.
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