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Zip Enlightenmentby SamCG (Hermit)
|on Jan 21, 2005 at 20:38 UTC||Need Help??|
SamCG has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm looking for a way to zip files with perl. I've checked out Tie::gzip, but the documentation isn't entirely clear to me (doing the stupidly obvious cut-and-paste from the POD, and then trying to write to a file, rewards me with a "cannot modify constant item in tie" error which leads me to believe I'm misunderstanding something completely).
I could give up and use a command-line utility from perl easily enough. Trouble is, I don't really want to rely on some 3rd-party utility. Also, I like learning things, and this seems like a good opportunity ;).
Okay, I'm going to post my first attempts at test code. Try not to laugh (well, you can if you want, just don't post laughter).