How to create zip files withou using Archive::zip?

Posted on 2004-08-11
Last Modified: 2010-03-05
Hi techies,

I have an array of filenames, I want to create a zip file without using Archive::zip module.
Can anybody help me with code?
It is very urgent...

Thanks in advance,
Question by:lakshmi_n
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Expert Comment

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If you don't want to use Archive::Zip, does that mean that you also don't want to use Compress::Zlib or the binary Zlib or the binary executable 'zip' program? If we understood better the particular reason you want to do this with one or both hands tied behind your back, we might be able to give you a satisfactory answer.
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Expert Comment

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Assuming you have zip on the system, you can do:

system "zip", "", @arrayoffilenames and die "Can not run zip $!\n";

Author Comment

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I dont want to use any non-standard modules that does not come along with Active Perl

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Author Comment

ID: 11780825
Using Compress:Zlib, how do I compress the files to .zip?
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Expert Comment

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You don't. Zlib is a different compression algorithm.
I suggest you use Archive::Tar (which comes with ActivePerl), and use the 'compressed' option to make a tar.gz file (which Winzip can open).

Something like this:

use Archive::Tar;

$tar = new Archive::Tar;
$tar->add_files( your files here );
$tar->write( 'yourfile.tar.gz', 1 );
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Tintin earned 500 total points
ID: 11789004
Archive::Zip is a standard module that comes with ActiveState Perl (5.8.x at least)

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