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Archive::Zip - ZIP Archival Made Easy

Simple, extensible, pure Ruby ZIP archive support.

Basic archive creation and extraction can be handled using only a few methods. More complex operations involving the manipulation of existing archives in place (adding, removing, and modifying entries) are also possible with a little more work. Even adding advanced features such as new compression codecs are supported with a moderate amount of effort.

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DESCRIPTION

Archive::Zip provides a simple Ruby-esque interface to creating, extracting, and updating ZIP archives. This implementation is 100% Ruby and loosely modeled on the archive creation and extraction capabilities of InfoZip's zip and unzip tools.

FEATURES

  • 100% native Ruby. (Well, almost... depends on zlib.)
  • Archive creation and extraction is supported with only a few lines of code.
  • Archives can be updated "in place" or dumped out to other files or pipes.
  • Files, symlinks, and directories are supported within archives.
  • Unix permission/mode bits are supported.
  • Unix user and group ownerships are supported.
  • Unix last accessed and last modified times are supported.
  • Entry extension (AKA extra field) implementations can be added on the fly.
  • Unknown entry extension types are preserved during archive processing.
  • The Deflate and Store compression codecs are supported out of the box.
  • More compression codecs can be added on the fly.
  • Traditional (weak) encryption is supported out of the box.

KNOWN BUGS/LIMITATIONS

  • More testcases are needed.
  • All file entries are archived and extracted in binary mode. No attempt is made to normalize text files to the line ending convention of any target system.
  • Hard links and device files are not currently supported within archives.
  • Reading archives from non-seekable IO, such as pipes and sockets, is not supported.
  • MSDOS permission attributes are not supported.
  • Strong encryption is not supported.
  • Zip64 is not supported.
  • Digital signatures are not supported.

SYNOPSIS

More examples can be found in the examples directory of the source distribution.

Create a few archives:

require 'archive/zip'

# Add a_directory and its contents to example1.zip.
Archive::Zip.archive('example1.zip', 'a_directory')

# Add the contents of a_directory to example2.zip.
Archive::Zip.archive('example2.zip', 'a_directory/.')

# Add a_file and a_directory and its contents to example3.zip.
Archive::Zip.archive('example3.zip', ['a_directory', 'a_file'])

# Add only the files and symlinks contained in a_directory under the path
# a/b/c/a_directory in example4.zip.
Archive::Zip.archive(
  'example4.zip',
  'a_directory',
  :directories => false,
  :path_prefix => 'a/b/c'
)

# Add the contents of a_directory to example5.zip and encrypt Ruby source
# files.
require 'archive/zip/codec/null_encryption'
require 'archive/zip/codec/traditional_encryption'
Archive::Zip.archive(
  'example5.zip',
  'a_directory/.',
  :encryption_codec => lambda do |entry|
    if entry.file? and entry.zip_path =~ /\.rb$/ then
      Archive::Zip::Codec::TraditionalEncryption
    else
      Archive::Zip::Codec::NullEncryption
    end
  end,
  :password => 'seakrit'
)

# Create a new archive which will be written to a pipe.
# Assume $stdout is the write end a pipe.
# (ruby example.rb | cat >example.zip)
Archive::Zip.open($stdout, :w) do |z|
  z.archive('a_directory')
end

Now extract those archives:

require 'archive/zip'

# Extract example1.zip to a_destination.
Archive::Zip.extract('example1.zip', 'a_destination')

# Extract example2.zip to a_destination, skipping directory entries.
Archive::Zip.extract(
  'example2.zip',
  'a_destination',
  :directories => false
)

# Extract example3.zip to a_destination, skipping symlinks.
Archive::Zip.extract(
  'example3.zip',
  'a_destination',
  :symlinks => false
)

# Extract example4.zip to a_destination, skipping entries for which files
# already exist but are newer or for which files do not exist at all.
Archive::Zip.extract(
  'example4.zip',
  'a_destination',
  :create => false,
  :overwrite => :older
)

# Extract example5.zip to a_destination, decrypting the contents.
Archive::Zip.extract(
  'example5.zip',
  'a_destination',
  :password => 'seakrit'
)

FUTURE WORK ITEMS (in no particular order):

  • Add test cases for all classes.
  • Add support for using non-seekable IO objects as archive sources.
  • Add support for 0x5855 and 0x7855 extra fields.

REQUIREMENTS

  • io-like

INSTALL

Download the GEM file and install it with:

$ gem install archive-zip-VERSION.gem

or directly with:

$ gem install archive-zip

Removal is the same in either case:

$ gem uninstall archive-zip

DEVELOPERS

After checking out the source, run:

$ bundle install
$ bundle exec rake test yard

This will install all dependencies, run the tests/specs, and generate the documentation.

AUTHORS and CONTRIBUTORS

Thanks to all contributors. Without your help this project would not exist.

CONTRIBUTING

Contributions for bug fixes, documentation, extensions, tests, etc. are encouraged.

  1. Clone the repository.
  2. Fix a bug or add a feature.
  3. Add tests for the fix or feature.
  4. Make a pull request.

CODING STYLE

The following points are not necessarily set in stone but should rather be used as a good guideline. Consistency is the goal of coding style, and changes will be more easily accepted if they are consistent with the rest of the code.

  • File Encoding
    • UTF-8
  • Indentation
    • Two spaces; no tabs
  • Line length
    • Limit lines to a maximum of 80 characters
  • Comments
    • Document classes, attributes, methods, and code
  • Method Calls with Arguments
    • Use a_method(arg, arg, etc); not a_method( arg, arg, etc ), a_method arg, arg, etc, or any other variation
  • Method Calls without Arguments
    • Use a_method; avoid parenthesis
  • String Literals
    • Use single quotes by default
    • Use double quotes when interpolation is necessary
    • Use %{...} and similar when embedding the quoting character is cumbersome
  • Blocks
    • do ... end for multi-line blocks and { ... } for single-line blocks
  • Boolean Operators
    • Use && and || for boolean tests; avoid and and or
  • In General
    • Try to follow the flow and style of the rest of the code

LICENSE

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2014 Jeremy Bopp

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