zzip_disk_fopen, zzip_disk_entry_fopen, zzip_disk_fread, zzip_disk_fclose, zzip_disk_feof — openening a file part wrapped within a (mmapped) zip archive


#include <zzip/mmapped.h>
zzip__new__ ZZIP_DISK_FILE* zzip_disk_fopen(); 
zzip__new__ ZZIP_DISK_FILE* zzip_disk_entry_fopen(); 
zzip_size_t zzip_disk_fread(); 
int zzip_disk_fclose(); 
int zzip_disk_feof(); 


The zzip_disk_fopen function opens a file found by name, so it does a search into the zip central directory with zzip_disk_findfile and whatever is found first is given to zzip_disk_entry_fopen

the ZZIP_DISK_FILE* is rather simple in just encapsulating the arguments given to the zzip_disk_entry_fopen function plus a zlib deflate buffer. Note that the ZZIP_DISK pointer does already contain the full mmapped file area of a zip disk, so open()ing a file part within that area happens to be a lookup of its bounds and encoding. That information is memorized on the ZZIP_DISK_FILE so that subsequent _read() operations will be able to get the next data portion or return an eof condition for that file part wrapped in the zip archive.

The zzip_disk_fread function reads more bytes into the output buffer specified as arguments. The return value is null on eof or error, the stdio-like interface can not distinguish between these so you need to check with zzip_disk_feof for the difference.

The zzip_disk_fclose function releases any zlib decoder info needed for decompression and dumps the ZZIP_DISK_FILE* then.

The zzip_disk_feof function allows to distinguish an error from an eof condition. Actually, if we found an error but we did already reach eof then we just keep on saying that it was an eof, so the app can just continue.


  • Guido Draheim <>


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