• What makes a phar a phar and not
    a tar or a zip?
  • Zip-based phars

  • Zip-based phars
  • Zip-based phars

    Zip-based phars

    Archives based on the zip file format support
    several features built into the zip file format. Per-file and
    whole-archive metadata is stored in the zip file comment and zip
    archive comment as a serialized string. Pre-existing zip comments
    will be successfully read as a string. Per-file compression
    read/write is supported with zlib compression, and read access is
    supported with bzip2 compression. There is no limit on the number
    of files within a zip-based phar archive. Empty directories are
    stored in the zip archive as files with a trailing slash like