[Rubygems-developers] what archive format does a gem package use?

Stephen Bannasch stephen.bannasch at deanbrook.org
Wed Feb 4 23:46:09 EST 2009

I thought gems were tarred and gzipped but I just built the haml gem 
tried to unpack it manually like this:

   tar tzf pkg/haml-2.1.0.gem

tar responds with: 'not in gzip format'

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