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PackedStruct is a way to define packing strings (see Array#pack). It was created after @charliesome suggested a format for defining these strings, but never finished it.

The basic way of defining a packed struct is such:

class RconPacket
  include PackedStruct
  struct_layout :packet do
    little_endian signed size[32] # defaults to a number of size 32.
                                  # also the same as: `little_endian signed long size`
    little_endian signed id[32]
    little_endian signed type[32]
    string body[size]

This can be accessed as:

RconPacket.structs[:packet].pack(size: 11, id: 1, type: 0, body: "hello world")
# => "\v\x00\x00\x00\x01\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00hello world\x00"

You can also unpack strings.

RconPacket.structs[:packet].unpack("\v\x00\x00\x00\x01\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00hello world\x00")
# => {:size => 11, :id => 1, :type => 0, :body => "hello world"}

From sockets, too. Anything that responds to #read.

file ="/path/to/some/file", "r")

# => ...

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