Cliff Cyphers wrote:
> Hello group.  New to ruby and needing the ability to unzip EAR files.  Isn't
> an EAR file technically just a zip file?  I've been able to untar tarballs
> and unzip zip files in Ruby but failed for ear files.  Any pointers
> appreciated.
I am just writing a deployment script for a web app, and there I am 
unzipping WAR files without any problems (EAR should be the same from 
this POV) with standard *nix zip.

pete@dello:~$ file metasearch.war
metasearch.war: Zip archive data, at least v1.0 to extract

I have never used unzip from Ruby for WAR/EAR files though - I am really 
curious now why should it not work?

Peter