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jResponseZip can generate zip file and send it for download to the client. its alias is "zip":

$rep = $this->getResponse('zip');

You can now indicate $zipFilename property. it will be the zip name proposed to the user for download. Note that it may not be an existing file on the server hard disk.


Then, you have to create the zip. $content property is a jZipCreator creator. All its methods can be used to add content to the zip result. See reference documentation of jZipCreator.

// add  data/truc.txt (stored on the server) content to zip, 
// and alias it with machin.txt name. 
$rep->content->addFile(JELIX_VAR_PATH.'data/truc.txt', 'machin.txt');

// add whole "examples" directory content to zip
$rep->content->addDir(JELIX_VAR_PATH.'examples/', 'examples', true);

// create a file into zip, given a name and some content
$rep->addContentFile('dynamic.txt', 'generated content as we like');

And you're done :-)

The user will see a dialog asking him to save or open myCrazyPackage.zip, containing a machin.txt file, an examples directory, and a dynamic.txt file.