[erlang-questions] Erlang support for read/extract ZIP/TAR ??

David Holz <>
Wed Jan 16 04:56:10 CET 2008

There's also a zip module in stdlib: http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/zip.html

> We use this heavily in our erlware projects. Both faxien and sinan
> have to do quite a bit of taring and untaring. You can see examples in
> sinans dist task. The actually module we use is the erl_tar module
> included in the distribution and documented here ->
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/man/erl_tar.html. You can check our code for
> examples if you need them, though the docs are good.
> On Jan 15, 2008 1:22 PM,  wrote:
>> Erlang support for read/extract ZIP/TAR ??
>> I want to write an installer of sorts in Erlang ...
>> Is there any support for reading and extracting any common archive
>> format which would run on Win32/Linux/OS X ????
>> I want to unzip a directory tree and move a few parts from this tree
>> into a local tree.
>> Any particular modules I should be looking at ???

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