Provided by: libarchive-zip-perl_1.60-1_all bug


       Archive::Zip::MemberRead - A wrapper that lets you read Zip archive members as if they
       were files.


         use Archive::Zip;
         use Archive::Zip::MemberRead;
         $zip = Archive::Zip->new("");
         $fh  = Archive::Zip::MemberRead->new($zip, "subdir/abc.txt");
         while (defined($line = $fh->getline()))
             print $fh->input_line_number . "#: $line\n";

         $read = $fh->read($buffer, 32*1024);
         print "Read $read bytes as :$buffer:\n";


       The Archive::Zip::MemberRead module lets you read Zip archive member data just like you
       read data from files.


           You can get a "Archive::Zip::MemberRead" from an archive member by calling

             my $member = $zip->memberNamed('abc/def.c');
             my $fh = $member->readFileHandle();
             while (defined($line = $fh->getline()))
                 # ...

       Archive::Zip::MemberRead->new($zip, $fileName)
       Archive::Zip::MemberRead->new($zip, $member)
           Construct a new Archive::Zip::MemberRead on the specified member.

             my $fh = Archive::Zip::MemberRead->new($zip, 'fred.c')

           Set the line end character to use. This is set to \n by default except on Windows
           systems where it is set to \r\n. You will only need to set this on systems which are
           not Windows or Unix based and require a line end different from \n.  This is a class
           method so call as "Archive::Zip::MemberRead"->"setLineEnd($nl)"

           Rewinds an "Archive::Zip::MemberRead" so that you can read from it again starting at
           the beginning.

           If the argument is given, input_record_separator for this instance is set to it. The
           current setting (which may be the global $/) is always returned.

           Returns the current line number, but only if you're using "getline()".  Using "read()"
           will not update the line number.

           Closes the given file handle.

       buffer_size([ $size ])
           Gets or sets the buffer size used for reads.  Default is the chunk size used by

           Returns the next line from the currently open member.  Makes sense only for text
           files.  A read error is considered fatal enough to die.  Returns undef on eof. All
           subsequent calls would return undef, unless a rewind() is called.  Note: The line
           returned has the input_record_separator (default: newline) removed.

       getline( { preserve_line_ending => 1 } )
           Returns the next line including the line ending.

       read($buffer, $num_bytes_to_read)
           Simulates a normal "read()" system call.  Returns the no. of bytes read. "undef" on
           error, 0 on eof, e.g.:

             $fh = Archive::Zip::MemberRead->new($zip, "sreeji/secrets.bin");
             while (1)
               $read = $fh->read($buffer, 1024);
               die "FATAL ERROR reading my secrets !\n" if (!defined($read));
               last if (!$read);
               # Do processing.


       Sreeji K. Das <>

       See Archive::Zip by Ned Konz without which this module does not make any sense!

       Minor mods by Ned Konz.


       Copyright 2002 Sreeji K. Das.

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