Need to fetch a zip file from url and unzip it

I"m aware of:

require ‘open-uri’
zipFile = open(URL).read

but this pulls back a string… I need to pull back a zip file
(binary).

Any ideas?

thanks,
phil

[email protected] wrote:

I"m aware of:

require ‘open-uri’
zipFile = open(URL).read

but this pulls back a string… I need to pull back a zip file
(binary).

Any ideas?

Well since you are trying to unzip a ZIP file, I suggest you read about
the
Zlib::Inflate class in your documentation.

Start here:

http://www.ruby-doc.org/core/classes/Zlib/Inflate.html

The above page shows this example:

def inflate(string)
zstream = Zlib::Inflate.new
buf = zstream.inflate(string)
zstream.finish
zstream.close
buf
end

Isn’t Zlib for gzip? I’m trying to access a zip file.

To use ruby Zip for this, but I have a string, not a binary form the

require ‘open-uri’
zipFile = open(URL).read

code…

not sure how to proceed.

thanks,

phil

On 11/16/06, [email protected] [email protected] wrote:

thanks,
The string you have is the content of the zip file. To make it a file
just write it to a file.
File.open(NAME, ‘wb’) {|f| f.write string}

You may want to try rubyzip.sf.net

I’m not sure but I think gzip and zip files use the same compression.

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