7-zip or rar lib?


#1

Does anyone know of libs for manipulating 7-zip or rar archives in ruby?
I know there are C libs available but don’t really know where to start
on wrapping them with ruby…

Thanks,
Tim


#2

The thing that got me asking is that I am a long time rar user but I
noticed that latest 7-zip beat the best rar compression on a 60mb group
of multimedia files by almost 8 megs…

There is also an unrar lib (with source) at
http://rarlab.com/rar_add.htm

Thanks for looking into this!

Tim


#3

Hi!

At Fri, 18 Nov 2005 00:40:20 +0900, Tim wrote:

Does anyone know of libs for manipulating 7-zip or rar archives in
ruby? I know there are C libs available but don’t really know where
to start on wrapping them with ruby…

I’d like to add that it would also be helpful to have a library
capable of manipulating Stuffit archives.

Josef ‘Jupp’ Schugt


#4

Hi!

At Fri, 18 Nov 2005 00:40:20 +0900, Tim wrote:

Does anyone know of libs for manipulating 7-zip or rar archives in
ruby? I know there are C libs available but don’t really know where
to start on wrapping them with ruby…

I’d like to add that it would also be helpful to have a library
capable of manipulating Stuffit archives.

Josef ‘Jupp’ Schugt


#5

On 11/17/05, Tim removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Does anyone know of libs for manipulating 7-zip or rar archives in ruby?
I know there are C libs available but don’t really know where to start
on wrapping them with ruby…

This sounds interesting. I will investigate options for using 7-zip.
It seems they have LZMA SDK for supporting the 7z format.

I also found this: http://www.unrarlib.org. This only supports opening
(not creating) the RAR 2.0 format. Still it might be useful to have in
Ruby, and shouldn’t be hard to wrap.

Ryan