|.TH ZLIB 3 "11 March 2002"
|zlib \- compression/decompression library
|for full description]
|library is a general purpose data compression library.
|The code is thread safe.
|It provides in-memory compression and decompression functions,
|including integrity checks of the uncompressed data.
|This version of the library supports only one compression method (deflation)
|but other algorithms will be added later and will have the same stream interface.
|Compression can be done in a single step if the buffers are large enough
|(for example if an input file is mmap'ed),
|or can be done by repeated calls of the compression function.
|In the latter case,
|the application must provide more input and/or consume the output
|(providing more output space) before each call.
|The library also supports reading and writing files in
|with an interface similar to that of stdio.
|The library does not install any signal handler. The decoder checks
|the consistency of the compressed data, so the library should never
|crash even in case of corrupted input.
|All functions of the compression library are documented in the file
|The distribution source includes examples of use of the library
|.IR minigzip.c .
|A Java implementation of
|is available in the Java Development Kit 1.1
|A Perl interface to
|.IR zlib ,
|written by Paul Marquess (email@example.com)
|is available at CPAN (Comprehensive Perl Archive Network) sites,
|A Python interface to
|written by A.M. Kuchling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|is available from the Python Software Association sites, such as:
|.SH "SEE ALSO"
|Questions about zlib should be sent to:
|or, if this fails, to the author addresses given below.
|The zlib home page is:
|The data format used by the zlib library is described by RFC
|(Request for Comments) 1950 to 1952 in the files:
|ftp://ds.internic.net/rfc/rfc1950.txt (zlib format)
|rfc1951.txt (deflate format)
|rfc1952.txt (gzip format)
|These documents are also available in other formats from:
|Copyright (C) 1995-2002 Jean-loup Gailly (email@example.com)
|and Mark Adler (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|This software is provided "as-is,"
|without any express or implied warranty.
|In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages
|arising from the use of this software.
|See the distribution directory with respect to requirements
|The deflate format used by
|was defined by Phil Katz.
|The deflate and
|specifications were written by L. Peter Deutsch.
|Thanks to all the people who reported problems and suggested various
|.IR zlib ;
|who are too numerous to cite here.
|UNIX manual page by R. P. C. Rodgers,
|U.S. National Library of Medicine (email@example.com).
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