(PECL rar >= 0.1)

RarEntry::extractExtract entry from the archive


public bool RarEntry::extract ( string $dir [, string $filepath = '' [, string $password = NULL [, bool $extended_data = false ]]] )

RarEntry::extract() extracts the entry's data. It will create new file in the specified dir with the name identical to the entry's name, unless the second argument is specified. See below for more information.



Path to the directory where files should be extracted. This parameter is considered if and only if filepath is not. If both parameters are empty an extraction to the current directory will be attempted.


Path (relative or absolute) containing the directory and filename of the extracted file. This parameter overrides both the parameter dir and the original file name.


The password used to encrypt this entry. If the entry is not encrypted, this value will not be used and can be omitted. If this parameter is omitted and the entry is encrypted, the password given to rar_open(), if any, will be used. If a wrong password is given, either explicitly or implicitly via rar_open(), CRC checking will fail and this method will fail and return FALSE. If no password is given and one is required, this method will fail and return FALSE. You can check whether an entry is encrypted with RarEntry::isEncrypted().


If TRUE, extended information such as NTFS ACLs and Unix owner information will be set in the extract files, as long as it's present in the archive.


Prior to version 2.0.0, this function would not handle relative paths correctly. Use realpath() as a workaround.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.


Version Description
3.0.0 extended_data was added.
3.0.0 Support for RAR archives with repeated entry names is no longer defective.


Example #1 RarEntry::extract() example


rar_open('example.rar') or die("Failed to open Rar archive");

$entry rar_entry_get($rar_file'Dir/file.txt') or die("Failed to find such entry");

$entry->extract('/dir/to'); // create /dir/to/Dir/file.txt
$entry->extract(false'/dir/to/new_name.txt'); // create /dir/to/new_name.txt


Example #2 How to extract all files in archive:


/* example by Erik Jenssen aka erix */

$filename "foobar.rar";
$filepath "/home/foo/bar/";

$rar_file rar_open($filepath.$filename);
$list rar_list($rar_file);
$list as $file) {
$entry rar_entry_get($rar_file$file);
$entry->extract("."); // extract to the current dir


See Also

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