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The Archive::Zip module allows a Perl program to create, manipulate, read, and write Zip archive files.

Zip archives can be created, or you can read from existing zip files. Once created, they can be written to files, streams, or strings.

Members can be added, removed, extracted, replaced, rearranged, and enumerated. They can also be renamed or have their dates, comments, or other attributes queried or modified. Their data can be compressed or uncompressed as needed. Members can be created from members in existing Zip files, or from existing directories, files, or strings.

This module uses the Compress::Zlib library to read and write the compressed streams inside the files. It requires a version of Compress::Zlib >=1.14 (see below)

Examples and helper libraries are given to show how:

This is a work in progress. I'd appreciate your feedback on its design and implementation.

You can look at its object model as a .PDF file.

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Archive-Zip-1.13.tar.gz  via HTTP


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This is a module for computing the difference between two files, two strings, or any other two lists of things. It uses an intelligent algorithm similar to (or identical to) the one used by the Unix `diff' program. It is guaranteed to find the *smallest possible* set of differences.

It was originally written by Mark-Jason Dominus, and was re-written and is now being maintained by Ned Konz,

Download Algorithm::Diff Perl module

Algorithm-Diff/Algorithm-Diff-1.15.tar.gz via HTTP


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most recently edited: 23 August 2004