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Archive::Any::Create(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Archive::Any::Create(3pm)


Archive::Any::Create - Abstract API to create archives (tar.gz and zip)


  use Archive::Any::Create;
  my $archive = Archive::Any::Create->new;
  $archive->container('foo');               # top-level directory
  $archive->add_file('bar.txt', $data);     # foo/bar.txt
  $archive->add_file('bar/baz.txt', $data); # foo/bar/baz.txt
  $archive->write_filehandle(\*STDOUT, 'tar.gz');


Archive::Any::Create is a wrapper module to create tar/tar.gz/zip files with a single easy-to-use API.


Create new Archive::Any::Create object. No parameters.
Specify a top-level directory (or folder) to contain multiple files. Not necessary but recommended to create a good-manner archive file.
Add a file that contains $data as its content. $file can be a file in the nested subdirectory.
Write an archive file named $filename. This method is DWIMmy, in the sense that it automatically dispatches archiving module based on its filename. So, "$archive->write_file("foo.tar.gz")" will create a tarball and "$archive->write_file("")" will create a zip file with the same contents.
Write an archive data stream into filehandle. $format is either, tar, tar.gz or zip.


Tatsuhiko Miyagawa <>

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


Archive::Any, Archive::Tar, Archive::Zip

2013-06-06 perl v5.20.2