(PHP 4 >= 4.0.4)

bzopen -- Open a bzip2 compressed file


int bzopen (string filename, string mode)

Opens a bzip2 (.bz2) file for reading or writing. filename is the name of the file to open. mode is similar to the fopen() function (`r' for read, `w' for write, etc.).

If the open fails, the function returns FALSE, otherwise it returns a pointer to the newly opened file.

Example 1. bzopen() Example

$bz = bzopen("/tmp/foo.bz2", "r");
$decompressed_file = bzread($bz, filesize("/tmp/foo.bz2"));

print( "The contents of /tmp/foo.bz2 are: " );
print( "\n<br>\n" );
print( $decompressed_file );

See also bzclose().