unzip?

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Erick
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unzip?

Post by Erick »

I've been successfully using madzip to create zips, but I don't see a corresponding routine to uncompress them.

I don't want to use the non-Zip format because I want people to be able to decrompress the files with other programs if they wish.

I suppose I could load InfoZIP's dll, but I'd prefer if the EXE would be self contained.

Is there an unzip function available?
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Post by madshi »

Sorry for the late reply.

No, there is no "unzip" function available. The reason for that is that creating a simple zip file is much easier than unzipping a zip file. madZip is built in such a way that is just does whatever is necessary to create a simple zip file. madZip doesn't even support all the funny compression formats the ZIP format can handle. So if you tried unzipping a zip archive with madZip, there'd be some zip files that simply wouldn't unzip at all.
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