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Subject: Re: [boost] unzip .zip file and browse to compressed files
From: Phil Endecott (spam_from_boost_dev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-01-27 05:38:18

Andrej van der Zee wrote:
> I am looking for a way to uncompress a zip-file (which contains multiple
> files/dirs) and browse through the contents. Does boost provide support
> for the first part? I looked at iostreams with a zlib uncompressor, but
> as far as I can see it assumes a single zipped file.

Hi Andrej,

I don't believe Boost has anything that can do this.

I have had success using "MiniZip" by Gilles Vollant. It's just a
handful of C files. A simple C++ wrapper is easy to write.

Beware that there are many variants of the zip format; this is OK if
you have control over the files that are being decompressed, but it's a
pain if the end user can submit anything and expect it to work.

Regards, Phil.

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