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Archive::Peek - Peek into archives without extracting them

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NAME

Archive::Peek - Peek into archives without extracting them

SYNOPSIS

  use Archive::Peek;
  my $peek = Archive::Peek->new( filename => 'archive.tgz' );
  my @files = $peek->files();
  my $contents = $peek->file('README.txt')

DESCRIPTION

This module lets you peek into archives without extracting them. It currently supports tar files and zip files. To support Bzip2- compressed files, you should install IO::Uncompress::Bunzip2.

METHODS

new

The constructor takes the filename of the archive to peek into:
  my $peek = Archive::Peek->new( filename => 'archive.tgz' );

files

Returns the files in the archive:
  my @files = $peek->files();

file

Returns the contents of a file in the archive:
  my $contents = $peek->file('README.txt')

AUTHOR

Leon Brocard <acme@astray.com> Copyright (C) 2008, Leon Brocard.

LICENSE

This module is free software; you can redistribute it or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
2011-09-26 perl v5.20.2