library used for data compression.
zlib is a general purpose data compression library. All the code is thread safe.
DocumentationThe data format used by the zlib library is described by the following RFCs:
All functions of the compression library are documented in the file zlib.h. A usage example of the library is given in the file test/example.c which also tests that the library is working correctly. Another example is given in the file test/minigzip.c. The compression library itself is composed of all source files in the root directory.
To compile all files and run the test program, follow the instructions given at the top of Makefile.in. In short "./configure; make test", and if that goes well, "make install" works for GNU and BSD systems.
released on 28 April 2013
Extensions, plug-ins, or add-ons for this program
|pigz||A parallel implementation of gzip||http://zlib.net/pigz/|
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 April 2018.