libzip: libzip(3)
LIBZIP(3) Library Functions Manual LIBZIP(3)


libziplibrary for manipulating zip archives


libzip (-lzip)


#include <zip.h>


libzip is a library for reading, creating, and modifying zip archives.
The main design criteria for libzip were:
  • Do not create corrupt files, even in case of errors.
  • Do not delete data.
  • Be efficient.
For this reason, when modifying zip archives, libzip writes to a temporary file and replaces the original zip archive atomically.
Below there are two sections listing functions: one for how to read from zip archives and one for how to create/modify them.


Dieter Baron <> and Thomas Klausner <>
December 18, 2016 NetBSD 7.99.59