(PHP 4 >= 4.0.4, PHP 5)
bzopen — Opens a bzip2 compressed file
bzopen() opens a bzip2 (.bz2) file for reading or writing.
The name of the file to open.
Similar to the fopen() function ('r' for read, 'w' for write, etc.).
If the open fails, bzopen() returns FALSE, otherwise it returns a pointer to the newly opened file.
Example #1 bzopen() example
$file = "/tmp/foo.bz2";
$bz = bzopen($file, "r") or die("Couldn't open $file for reading");