Any options besides Zlib::GzipReader?


#1

Hi,

My application currently has files being sent to it fairly regularly,
and I’d like these files to be sent in a compressed format. Besides
the handling of gzip formatted compressed files (.gz) through the
ZLib::GzipFile class are there any other options? Any common
compression type would be fine (i.e., .tar, .zip).

Thanks,

Simon


#2

On Wed, 2007-07-11 at 12:21 +0000, Simon wrote:

Hi,

My application currently has files being sent to it fairly regularly,
and I’d like these files to be sent in a compressed format. Besides
the handling of gzip formatted compressed files (.gz) through the
ZLib::GzipFile class are there any other options? Any common
compression type would be fine (i.e., .tar, .zip).

There’s also ruby-zip: http://rubyforge.org/projects/rubyzip/


#3

Thanks. Is one generally considered to be more stable, or a better
option for other reasons?

Simon


#4

On Jul 11, 5:21 am, Simon removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Simon
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#5

I wasn’t too happy with any of the solutions available and resorted
to just using command line invokes from my rails app. Works perfectly
and if you’re a bit linux-savvy, it’s a breeze to implement.

On 11 Jul 2007, at 15:19, Simon wrote:

My application currently has files being sent to it fairly
regularly,
and I’d like these files to be sent in a compressed format. Besides
the handling of gzip formatted compressed files (.gz) through the
ZLib::GzipFile class are there any other options? Any common
compression type would be fine (i.e., .tar, .zip).

There’s also ruby-zip:http://rubyforge.org/projects/rubyzip/

Best regards

Peter De Berdt