PHAR(1) User Commands PHAR(1)

phar, phar.phar - PHAR (PHP archive) command line tool

phar <command> [options] ...

The PHAR file format provides a way to put entire PHP applications into a single file called a "phar" (PHP Archive) for easy distribution and installation.

With the phar command you can create, update or extract PHP archives.

Commands: add compress delete extract help help-list info list meta-del meta-get meta-set pack sign stub-get stub-set tree version

Add entries to a PHAR package.

Required arguments:

-f file
Specifies the phar file to work on.
...
Any number of input files and directories. If -i is in use then ONLY files and matching the given regular expression are being packed. If -x is given then files matching that regular expression are NOT being packed.

Optional arguments:

-a alias
Provide an alias name for the phar file.
-c algo
Compression algorithm (see COMPRESSION )
-i regex
Specifies a regular expression for input files.
-l level
Number of preceding subdirectories to strip from file entries
-x regex
Regular expression for input files to exclude.

Compress or uncompress all files or a selected entry.

Required arguments:

-c algo
Compression algorithm (see COMPRESSION )
-f file
Specifies the phar file to work on.

Optional arguments:

-e entry
Name of entry to work on (must include PHAR internal directory name if any).

Delete entry from a PHAR archive

Required arguments:

-e entry
Name of entry to work on (must include PHAR internal directory name if any).
-f file
Specifies the phar file to work on.

Extract a PHAR package to a directory.

Required arguments:

-f file
Specifies the phar file to work on.

Optional arguments:

-i regex
Specifies a regular expression for input files.
-x regex
Regular expression for input files to exclude.
...
Directory to extract to (defaults to '.').

This help or help for a selected command.

Optional arguments:

...
Optional command to retrieve help for.

Lists available commands.

Get information about a PHAR package.

By using -k it is possible to return a single value.

Required arguments:

-f file
Specifies the phar file to work on.

Optional arguments:

-k index
Subscription index to work on.

List contents of a PHAR archive.

Required arguments:

-f file
Specifies the phar file to work on.

Optional arguments:

-i regex
Specifies a regular expression for input files.
-x regex
Regular expression for input files to exclude.

Delete meta information of a PHAR entry or a PHAR package.

If -k is given then the metadata is expected to be an array and the given index is being deleted.

If something was deleted the return value is 0 otherwise it is 1.

Required arguments:

-f file
Specifies the phar file to work on.

Optional arguments:

-e entry
Name of entry to work on (must include PHAR internal directory name if any).
-k index
Subscription index to work on.

Get meta information of a PHAR entry or a PHAR package in serialized from. If no output file is specified for meta data then stdout is being used. You can also specify a particular index using -k. In that case the metadata is expected to be an array and the value of the given index is returned using echo rather than using serialize. If that index does not exist or no meta data is present then the return value is 1.

Required arguments:

-f file
Specifies the phar file to work on.

Optional arguments:

-e entry
Name of entry to work on (must include PHAR internal directory name if any).
-k index
Subscription index to work on.

Set meta data of a PHAR entry or a PHAR package using serialized input. If no input file is specified for meta data then stdin is being used. You can also specify a particular index using -k. In that case the metadata is expected to be an array and the value of the given index is being set. If the metadata is not present or empty a new array will be created. If the metadata is present and a flat value then the return value is 1. Also using -k the input is been taken directly rather then being serialized.

Required arguments:

-f file
Specifies the phar file to work on.
-m meta
Meta data to store with entry (serialized php data).

Optional arguments:

-e entry
Name of entry to work on (must include PHAR internal directory name if any).
-k index
Subscription index to work on.

Pack files into a PHAR archive.

When using -s <stub>, then the stub file is being excluded from the list of input files/dirs.To create an archive that contains PEAR class PHP_Archive then point -p argument to PHP/Archive.php.

Required arguments:

-f file
Specifies the phar file to work on.
...
Any number of input files and directories. If -i is in use then ONLY files and matching the given regular expression are being packed. If -x is given then files matching that regular expression are NOT being packed.

Optional arguments:

-a alias
Provide an alias name for the phar file.
-b bang
Hash-bang line to start the archive (e.g. #!/usr/bin/php). The hash mark itself '#!' and the newline character are optional.
-c algo
Compression algorithm (see COMPRESSION )
-h hash
Selects the hash algorithm (see HASH )
-i regex
Specifies a regular expression for input files.
-l level
Number of preceding subdirectories to strip from file entries
-p loader
Location of PHP_Archive class file (pear list-files PHP_Archive).You can use '0' or '1' to locate it automatically using the mentioned pear command. When using '0' the command does not error out when the class file cannot be located. This switch also adds some code around the stub so that class PHP_Archive gets registered as phar:// stream wrapper if necessary. And finally this switch will add the file phar.inc from this package and load it to ensure class Phar is present.
-s stub
Select the stub file.
-x regex
Regular expression for input files to exclude.
-y key
Private key for OpenSSL signing.

Set signature hash algorithm.

Required arguments:

-f file
Specifies the phar file to work on.
-h hash
Selects the hash algorithm (see HASH )

Optional arguments:

-y key
Private key for OpenSSL signing.

Get the stub of a PHAR file. If no output file is specified as stub then stdout is being used.

Required arguments:

-f file
Specifies the phar file to work on.

Optional arguments:

-s stub
Select the stub file.

Set the stub of a PHAR file. If no input file is specified as stub then stdin is being used.

Required arguments:

-f file
Specifies the phar file to work on.

Optional arguments:

-b bang
Hash-bang line to start the archive (e.g. #!/usr/bin/php). The hash mark itself '#!' and the newline character are optional.
-p loader
Location of PHP_Archive class file (pear list-files PHP_Archive).You can use '0' or '1' to locate it automatically using the mentioned pear command. When using '0' the command does not error out when the class file cannot be located. This switch also adds some code around the stub so that class PHP_Archive gets registered as phar:// stream wrapper if necessary. And finally this switch will add the file phar.inc from this package and load it to ensure class Phar is present.
-s stub
Select the stub file.

Get a directory tree for a PHAR archive.

Required arguments:

-f file
Specifies the phar file to work on.

Optional arguments:

-i regex
Specifies a regular expression for input files.
-x regex
Regular expression for input files to exclude.

Get information about the PHAR environment and the tool version.

Algorithms:
0
No compression
none
No compression
auto
Automatically select compression algorithm
gz
GZip compression
gzip
GZip compression
bz2
BZip2 compression
bzip2
BZip2 compression

Algorithms:
md5
MD5
sha1
SHA1
sha256
SHA256
sha512
SHA512
openssl
OpenSSL

For a more or less complete description of PHAR look here:

http://php.net/phar

You can view the list of known bugs or report any new bug you found at:

http://bugs.php.net

The PHP Group: Thies C. Arntzen, Stig Bakken, Andi Gutmans, Rasmus Lerdorf, Sam Ruby, Sascha Schumann, Zeev Suraski, Jim Winstead, Andrei Zmievski.

Work for the PHP archive was done by Gregory Beaver, Marcus Boerger.

A List of active developers can be found here:

http://www.php.net/credits.php

And last but not least PHP was developed with the help of a huge amount of contributors all around the world.

This manpage describes phar, version 8.0.11.

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