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Re: [PATCH] add pkzip support for gzio

From: Gregg Levine
Subject: Re: [PATCH] add pkzip support for gzio
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 15:03:14 -0400

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 1:22 PM, Marco Gerards <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> "y.volta" <address@hidden> writes:
>>     i've made a little patch for pkziped ( deflate mode ) file. by
>> using this, we can have both gunzip and pkunzip supported: they have
>> only header different with the same file. ;-)
>>     please note, if your file is too small, pkzip will not compress it
>> but store the orginal data to the output file.
> Isn't this patented?
> --
> Marco
The name Pkzip is indeed copyrighted, by the firm who created the
original tools.

However the zip and unzip methods aren't and are freely available from
where ever the Info-Zip people live online.

Gregg C Levine address@hidden
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