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= Libarchive/Ruby

Copyright (c) 2009 SUGAWARA Genki sgwr_dts@yahoo.co.jp

== Description

Ruby bindings for Libarchive.

Libarchive is a programming library that can create and read several different streaming archive formats, including most popular tar variants, several cpio formats, and both BSD and GNU ar variants.

== Support archive (from Libarchive 2.6.0) === reading gzip compression bzip2 compression compress/LZW compression GNU tar format (including GNU long filenames, long link names, and sparse files) Solaris 9 extended tar format (including ACLs) Old V7 tar archives POSIX ustar POSIX pax interchange format POSIX octet-oriented cpio SVR4 ASCII cpio Binary cpio (big-endian or little-endian) ISO9660 CD-ROM images (with optional Rockridge extensions) ZIP archives (with uncompressed or "deflate" compressed entries) GNU and BSD 'ar' archives * 'mtree' format * lzma compression not supported

=== writing gzip compression bzip2 compression compress/LZW compression POSIX ustar POSIX pax interchange format "restricted" pax format, which will create ustar archives except for entries that require pax extensions (for long filenames, etc). * ACLs not supported POSIX octet-oriented cpio SVR4 "newc" cpio shar archives GNU and BSD 'ar' archives

== Project Page

http://rubyforge.org/projects/libarchive

== Source Code

https://bitbucket.org/winebarrel/libarchive-ruby

== Dependency

Libarchive/Ruby depend on Libarchive.

Please install Libarchive. (version 2.6.0 or more is recommended)

== Install

gem install libarchive

== Example === reading archive require 'libarchive'

Archive.read_open_filename('foo.tar.gz') do |ar|
  while entry = ar.next_header
    name = entry.pathname
    data = ar.read_data

    #data = ""
    #ar.read_data(1024) do |x|
    #  data << x
    #end

    puts "#{name} (size=#{data.size})"
  end
end

=== creating archive require 'libarchive'

Archive.write_open_filename('foo.tar.bz2', Archive::COMPRESSION_BZIP2, Archive::FORMAT_TAR) do |ar|
  Dir.glob('*.c').each do |fn|
    ar.new_entry do |entry|
      entry.copy_stat(fn)
      entry.pathname = fn
      ar.write_header(entry)
      ar.write_data(open(fn) {|f| f.read })

      #open(fn) do |f|
      #  ar.write_data do
      #    f.read(1024)
      #  end
      #end
    end
  end
end

=== creating archive by extarnal program require 'libarchive'

Archive.write_open_filename('foo.tar.lzo', 'lzop', Archive::FORMAT_TAR_USTAR) do |ar|
  ...
end

== License Copyright (c) 2009 SUGAWARA Genki sgwr_dts@yahoo.co.jp All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification,
are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

    * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, 
      this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
    * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, 
      this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation 
      and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
    * The names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products 
       derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

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=== Static link library Libarchive/Ruby(mswin32) contains Libarchive(2.6.0) and libbzip2(1.0.5).

  • Libarchive
  • http://code.google.com/p/libarchive/
  • see {COPYING.libarchive}[link:files/COPYING_libarchive.html]

  • libbzip2

  • http://www.bzip.org/
  • see {LICENSE.libbzip2}[link:files/LICENSE_libbzip2.html]
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