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File Compression

Posted on 2000-03-27
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I need a class or function that will compress a file. All it needs to do is take an input filename and an output filename and possibly amount of compression required.

Thankyou in advance for any help.
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by:snoegler
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Check out www.gnu.org, they have lots of free code. Among others, you can find the compression functions from 'GZIP', which are slightly better compared to PKZIP/WinZIP.
I have adapted the source code within one of my own projects, it's not hard to do.
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RONSLOW earned 100 total points
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look here

http://www.internz.com/compression-pointers.html

for links to libraries, source code, books etc on compression.

in particular, get zlib .. free portable compression. There is an article about it (with downloads) at

http://www.dogma.net/markn/articles/zlibtool/zlibtool.htm
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by:TSMITH
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I am now successfully using Zlib, cheers, it even has a little encryption function.
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by:RONSLOW
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Good stuff .. I might even try it myself :-)
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