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Zip and Unzip in DirectAdmin's File Manager





mexiwithacan
Would it be possible to add a feature to DirectAdmin's File Manager to zip (compress) and unzip (decompress) archives? This would make it much easier to upload changes to a site by uploading a single archive file with the changes via FTP to the Frihost server and then decompressing the archive on the server, effectively deploying the updated files.

This issue was discussed a few years ago in this thread:

"how 2 unzip?"
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-102305.html#858945

One possible solution is documented here:

"zip and unzip to filemanager (SKINS)"
http://www.directadmin.com/features.php?id=895

I found the link to that DirectAdmin page from this blog:

"How to Add Zip and Unzip to Directadmin File Manager"
http://www.lampdocs.com/blog/2008/10/how-to-add-zip-and-unzip-to-directadmin-file-manager/
iman
isn't there an "extract" option already? And you just move the files into the clipboard to compress them.
Bondings
@iman, yes but that one is only for .tar.gz files. The zip option used to be there on the previous server, but wasn't added yet after the server move.

Anyway, I added zip support for both Server 2/3 and Server 4. Very Happy
mexiwithacan
Bondings, the new feature appears to work like a charm. Thank you very much for your help!!!

The reason I requested this was that when I tried to transmit more than 4-5 files at a time via FTP, the transfer would mysteriously stop. So, by uploading one ZIP file via DirectAdmin and then decompressing the ZIP file, I not only save time but also feel that my transfer is much more reliable.
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