untar library

Hi experts,

I am looking for a library that can unpack zip files (tar, gzip, zip)
and that works cross platform (windows and linux)
I would prefer not to use a simple shell execute, but something that works in memory
and offers some sort of an object (hashed array?) to access the packed files content.
Does something like that exist?

Please only answer if you have done this using this library.
Don't send links you just googled.


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Geert BormansInformation ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I would like a javascript solution, if that exists
Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
Javascript is normally used as a client side scripting language that lives in a web page.
It cannot read tar and cannot write files.
Are you sure that is what you are looking for and not a JAVA (programming language) package?
Like this http://www.koders.com/java/fid5AE4054C955EF855A0717C954D6B41E9BA9C0AC8.aspx


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Geert BormansInformation ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I use JavaScript in a context to express processing pipelines
(far away from the web and client scripting environment)
mainly because of its E4X support

I know its limitations as a "programming language"
and I have some alternatives... Python, Ruby or BeanShell
Don't want to do full blown Java... but I guess the package you suggest
would work from beanshell as well.

I will give it a try, thanks

meanwhile I leave this open, you never know someone has a JS solution


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Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
Ok, I asked because it was not clear that you were looking for a serverside js solution.
Geert BormansInformation ArchitectAuthor Commented:
The silence on this question
and some personal research
makes me realise there is not a direct solution to this problem
so I am gonna close this question

Thanks for the effort and your attention Michel


Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
You are welcome
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