* Eric Hodel (drbrain / segment7.net) wrote:

> On Jan 11, 2008, at 06:03 AM, Daniel Brumbaugh Keeney wrote:
> 
>> Is there cross-platform way of extracting or creating `ar' archives?
[answer, which from a Mac user might only apply to BSD ar?]

Speaking of archive handling, a nice project for someone might be a Ruby
interface to BSD's libarchive[1], which would provide instant support
for tarballs of many different formats, cpio, pax, BSD/GNU ar, write
support for shar and read support for ISO images and zip archives, as
well as transparent gz/bz2/z handling.  There's a Win32[2] port too.

  1: http://people.freebsd.org/~kientzle/libarchive/
  2: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/libarchive.htm

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