[Gambas-user] UnCompress question

Benoit Minisini benoit.minisini at gambas-basic.org
Sat Sep 10 16:11:57 CEST 2022

Le 10/09/2022 à 14:25, Bruce Steers a écrit :
>     Yes. 'gb.compress' is for compressing, not archiving.
>     If you want to create compressed archives, use the command-line tools.
>     Regards,
>     -- 
>     Benoît Minisini.
> Ahh , very well
> I see there's /main/gbc/gbc_archive.c but it looks internal/private is 
> there too much to do to update Uncompress to support listing and 
> extracting items or can gbc_archive be modified to extract items and 
> work publicly?
> I assume gambas itself (gbc) can unarchive because a gambas exe is an 
> archive (or am i wrong about that and it works differently?)
> Note: not interested in adding/making archives just extracting.
> Reason: I'm adding an update class to my progs that uses gitlab,
> It checks version in .project file and downloads the archive if newer, 
> then extracts contents to update/compile source.
> Respects
> BruceS

I really don't see the problem with using SHELL or EXEC with 'zip', 
'tar', and so on.

Benoît Minisini.

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