I need to retrieve and unpack a large number of gems, without
either (a) affecting my local gem installation or (b) getting
involved with dependencies.  "gem fetch" will retrieve random
gems, but "gem unpack" is a bit more picky.

According to http://docs.rubygems.org/read/chapter/10#page34:

  You can only unpack gems that you have installed, ...

I can hack the gem command to get the results I want, but it
seems like there should be a way to do this.  Clues, anyone?

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