Forum: Ruby Can rubyzip do password protected files?

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José Luis (Guest)
on 2006-04-03 23:46
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Hi.

I've been looking at the rubyzip docs and haven't found anything
concerning ziping/unziping password protected files.

Does rubyzip or any other lib have that capability?

Thanks in advance.
unknown (Guest)
on 2006-04-04 00:56
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I ran into this myself recently.  Rubyzip is a wrapper around the zlib
compression library.

Zlib itself doesn't support password protected zips.  There is another
library made by the same folks that created zlib called Info-zip.  It
does support password protection but you'll have to write your own to
wrapper to make it a Ruby extension.

N.B.  There's a comment in the source for info-zip that implies that
the password protection handling is hard to work with.  I found that to
be the case.  In the end, I purchased a third party compression library
(from ChilKat).
José Luis (Guest)
on 2006-04-04 01:09
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Thanks for the fast response.


removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:
> be the case.  In the end, I purchased a third party compression library
> (from ChilKat).

I had a feeling that would be the case.
Thanks for the tip.
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