There exists the open-uri which binds IO.open(...) to URIs. But those are Ruby URIs, not Java URIs.
Since we leverage the heck out of VFS, monkeypatching it to IO/File/Dir would be ideal.
ie, I'd like this to work:
File.mtime( "vfszip://path/to/some.zip/path/to/file/inside.txt" )
File.open( "vfszip://path/to/some.zip/path/to/file/inside.txt" )
Dir globbing and stuff
For all vfs URLs (so, really, for all URLs)