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Method name Description
downloadPackage Downloads a package
unpack Unpacks a file and verifies it as a Joomla element package Supports .gz .tar .tar.gz and .zip
detectType Method to detect the extension type from a package directory
getFilenameFromURL Gets a file name out of a url
cleanupInstall Clean up temporary uploaded package and unpacked extension
splitSql Splits contents of a sql file into array of discreet queries queries need to be delimited with end of statement marker ';'


jimport( 'joomla.installer.helper' );


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