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.
on 2006-04-03 21:46
on 2006-04-03 22:56
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).
on 2006-04-03 23:09
Thanks for the fast response. firstname.lastname@example.org 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.