Tar with ruby


#1

Hi,

I have started using ruby.
A current task is to get a tar.gz file from internet and extract it.
I find the zlib class und so I can extract the downloaded file to
a .tar one.

How can I extract this file?
I found old postings on groups.google which use
Archive::Tar::Minitar. Is this still the way to handle tar file with
ruby,
or are there classes in standard lib?

What is the ruby-way: Install the extra package or call external program
tar (my ruby program is suggested to run only on Linux plattforms)?

Thanks,
Tomas


#2

On Feb 27, 2006, at 2:44 PM, Tomas F. wrote:

ruby,
or are there classes in standard lib?

What is the ruby-way: Install the extra package or call external
program
tar (my ruby program is suggested to run only on Linux plattforms)?

I tend to favor calling external programs when I know they’ll be there.


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#3

On 2/27/06, Eric H. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I tend to favor calling external programs when I know they’ll be there.

…whereas I tend to prefer a pure Ruby approach. I plan on improving
Archive::Tar::Minitar in the near future anyway and have been given
some partial support for symbolic links.

-austin