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function for ZIP file creation

by nicholas (Novice)
on Oct 14, 2005 at 12:02 UTC ( #500210=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

nicholas has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello Monks

I want to make a funtion, which will recieve the initial path and according to this path funtion will create a ZIP file from the root directory and also add the all sub-directories and files under the root directory. Zip file will be created the root level.

For example, c:\test\, a zip file named with all content under test directory.

Thanks Nicholas

2005-10-14 Retitled by planetscape, as per Monastery guidelines
Original title: 'Directory Iteration'

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Re: function for ZIP file creation
by inman (Curate) on Oct 14, 2005 at 12:16 UTC
    Have a look at Archive::Zip. If I remember correctly, this module is installed by default with the ActiveState distribution of Perl.
Re: function for ZIP file creation
by gube (Parson) on Oct 14, 2005 at 12:39 UTC
Re: function for ZIP file creation
by Skeeve (Parson) on Oct 14, 2005 at 12:10 UTC

    Great! Do it! Thanks forthe info!

    Wait... Or do you have a question? So what is the question?

    While you think about your question... Why don't you try CPAN and see which modules might be there to help you?

Re: function for ZIP file creation
by ioannis (Abbot) on Oct 14, 2005 at 14:40 UTC
    The package IO::Zlib will compress files, and the package Archive::Tar will add (or extract0 files into an archive of files. Tar will compress files implicitly if IO::Zlib is already installed. This solution is not exactly what you want since it does not take a directory name as an argument; it will take a list of files as one argument, or can add files incrementally.

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