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Re: Can't find EOCD signature Archive::Zip

by edbewald (Beadle)
on Apr 08, 2005 at 16:41 UTC ( #446074=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Can't find EOCD signature Archive::Zip

I'm a self taught programmer who loves perl (but am decidedly lacking in most aspects). Anyway, I ran into a similar situation recently when trying to unzip gzipped files. I finally tracked down my problem on CPAN's ARCHIVE::ZIP::FAQ


Q: Can I use Archive::Zip to extract Unix gzip files?

A: No.

There is a distinction between Unix gzip files, and Zip archives that also can use the gzip compression.

Depending on the format of the gzip file, you can use Compress::Zlib, or Archive::Tar to decompress it (and de-archive it in the case of Tar files).

You can unzip PKZIP/WinZip/etc/ archives using Archive::Zip (that's what it's for) as long as any compressed members are compressed using Deflate compression.


I ended up just using system calls, though I know the wise men on this sight could suggest other modules that would work.

If I am way off on this, please excuse my misunderstanding.

Update: formatting changes


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by woodyuk (Initiate) on Apr 12, 2005 at 11:41 UTC
    Ive just found this site and you've helped me out massivley Eddie, much appreciated oh wise one. Look forward to helping out fellow monks where I can. Matthew.

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