gem2tgz(1) converts Rubygems' .gem file into tarballs


gem2tgz [OPTIONS] GEMNAME [TARBALL] (to download the gem with gem fetch)

gem2tgz [OPTIONS] GEMFILE [TARBALL] (to use a local .gem file)


gem2tgz will convert the .gem file GEM into a tarball named TARBALL. If TARBALL is omitted, gem2tgz will try to guess the filename for the tarball by taking GEM and replacing '.gem' with '.tar.gz'.


Copyright (c) 2010, Antonio Terceiro <[email protected]>

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