Zlib::GzipWriter is a class for writing gzipped files. GzipWriter should be used with an instance of IO, or IO-like, object.

Following two example generate the same result.

Zlib::GzipWriter.open('hoge.gz') do |gz|
  gz.write 'jugemu jugemu gokou no surikire...'
end

File.open('hoge.gz', 'w') do |f|
  gz = Zlib::GzipWriter.new(f)
  gz.write 'jugemu jugemu gokou no surikire...'
  gz.close
end

To make like gzip(1) does, run following:

orig = 'hoge.txt'
Zlib::GzipWriter.open('hoge.gz') do |gz|
  gz.mtime = File.mtime(orig)
  gz.orig_name = orig
  gz.write IO.binread(orig)
end

NOTE: Due to the limitation of Ruby's finalizer, you must explicitly close GzipWriter objects by Zlib::GzipWriter#close etc. Otherwise, GzipWriter will be not able to write the gzip footer and will generate a broken gzip file.


<<

#

Same as IO.

comment=

#

Specify the comment (str) in the gzip header.

Flushes all the internal buffers of the GzipWriter object. The meaning of flush is same as in Zlib::Deflate#deflate. Zlib::SYNC_FLUSH is used if flush is omitted. It is no use giving flush Zlib::NO_FLUSH.

mtime=

#

Specify the modification time (mtime) in the gzip header. Using an Integer.

Setting the mtime in the gzip header does not effect the mtime of the file generated. Different utilities that expand the gzipped files may use the mtime header. For example the gunzip utility can use the `-N` flag which will set the resultant file's mtime to the value in the header. By default many tools will set the mtime of the expanded file to the mtime of the gzipped file, not the mtime in the header.

If you do not set an mtime, the default value will be the time when compression started. Setting a value of 0 indicates no time stamp is available.

Creates a GzipWriter object associated with io. level and strategy should be the same as the arguments of Zlib::Deflate.new. The GzipWriter object writes gzipped data to io. io must respond to the write method that behaves the same as IO#write.

The options hash may be used to set the encoding of the data. :external_encoding, :internal_encoding and :encoding may be set as in IO::new.

Opens a file specified by filename for writing gzip compressed data, and returns a GzipWriter object associated with that file. Further details of this method are found in Zlib::GzipWriter.new and Zlib::GzipFile.wrap.

orig_name=

#

Specify the original name (str) in the gzip header.

pos

#

Total number of input bytes read so far.

print

#

Same as IO.

printf

#

Same as IO.

putc

#

Same as IO.

puts

#

Same as IO.

tell

#

Total number of input bytes read so far.

write

#

Same as IO.