C library for reading, creating, and modifying zip archives

libzip is a C library for reading, creating, and modifying zip archives. Files can be added from data buffers, files, or compressed data copied directly from other zip archives. Changes made without closing the archive can be reverted. The API is documented by man pages.

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Current version: 1.3.0 released on 2017-09-02

Projects using libzip: MySQL Workbench, ckmame, fuse-zip, lua-zip, php zip extension, zipruby, Endeavour2, FreeDink, DeaDBeeF (vfs_zip plugin), OpenLierox, ebook-tools, PDF Expert, ReaddleDocs, simple basic C++ wrapper for libzip, libzip++ - safe and modern c++14 wrapper around libzip, Adobe (e.g., in Edge), PureBasic (ZipPacker), freebasic (ExtLibZip), Mercedes (S-Class), Kerkythea, G3D Innovation Engine, D'Fusion Studio, odt2tex - Libre/OpenOffice to LaTeX converter, Kobo eReader, Kchmviewer, Yubikey NEO CCID Manager C Library, Veracrypt, InstantZip, OpenRCT2 (RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 re-implementation), Plex Home Theater

Packages for libzip: AIX Open Source Packages, Android NDK repackaging (for libzip 1.0.1), Android NDK repackaging (for libzip 1.2.0), Archlinux, Cydia, Cygwin-Ports, Debian, Fedora, Fedora (mingw-libzip), FreeBSD, Gentoo, HAIKU ports, HP-UX Porting & Archiving Centre, OpenMandriva (cooker), NetBSD, OpenBSD, OS4Depot (Amiga OS4), Pardus, Rudix, The T2 Project, Ubuntu, various RPM-based distributions (CentOS, Mageia, OpenSUSE/SUSE), MINGW-packages (Windows), VC++ Packaging Tool Package (Windows)


Distfiles: libzip-1.3.0.tar.xz, libzip-1.3.0.tar.gz

Man pages: libzip(3), zipcmp(1), zipmerge(1), ziptool(1)

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