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Re: Can't find EOCD signature Archive::Zipby edbewald (Beadle)
|on Apr 08, 2005 at 16:41 UTC||Need Help??|
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?
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