libzip: libzip-discuss: Re: Opening a memory buffer containing the data of a zip file


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From: Thomas Klausner <>
To: Jan Weiß <>
Subject: Re: Opening a memory buffer containing the data of a zip file
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 11:16:44 +0200

Oh, I misunderstood. Dillo is correct.

On Mon, May 07, 2012 at 10:21:40AM +0200, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> Hi Jan!
> On Mon, May 07, 2012 at 09:54:28AM +0200, Jan Weià wrote:
> > I am using a library call that effectively results in me getting a buffer 
> > which contains the data of a zip file. (zip is used as the container format 
> > for OpenOffice documents.) 
> > 
> > In my prototype I just save that data to disk and open it with zip_open(). 
> > This appears to be a silly and roundabout way of doing things. I could do 
> > something weird like this, of course:
> >  
> > How to get file descriptor of buffer in memory?
> >
> > 
> > â and then use zip_fdopen(), but I donât like that either. 
> > 
> > Is there currently a way to do this cleanly?
> Sure! Use zip_source_buffer(). See e.g. in the zip_add() man page.
> There's even a standalone example for that in regress/add_from_buffer.c.
> It's referenced in libzip(3) and all the other zip_source_*() man
> pages AFAICT. Let me know where you looked so I can add it there as
> well.
>  Thomas

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