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ZIP Foundation is a library to create, read and modify ZIP archive files.
It is written in Swift and based on Apple's libcompression for high performance and energy efficiency.
To learn more about the performance characteristics of the framework, you can read this blog post.

Features

  • [x] Modern Swift API
  • [x] High Performance Compression and Decompression
  • [x] Deterministic Memory Consumption
  • [x] Linux compatibility
  • [x] No 3rd party dependencies (on Apple platforms, zlib on Linux)
  • [x] Comprehensive Unit and Performance Test Coverage
  • [x] Complete Documentation

Requirements

  • iOS 9.0+ / macOS 10.11+ / tvOS 9.0+ / watchOS 2.0+
  • Or Linux with zlib development package
  • Xcode 9.0
  • Swift 4.0

Installation

Swift Package Manager

Swift Package Manager is a dependency manager currently under active development. To learn how to use the Swift Package Manager for your project, please read the official documentation.
The ZIP Foundation package uses the V4 Package Description API. To add ZIP Foundation as a dependency, you have to add it to the dependencies of your Package.swift file and refer to that dependency in your target.

// swift-tools-version:4.0
import PackageDescription
let package = Package(
    name: "<Your Product Name>",
	dependencies: [
		.package(url: "https://github.com/weichsel/ZIPFoundation/", .upToNextMajor(from: "0.9.0"))
	],
    targets: [
        .target(
            name: "<Your Target Name>",
            dependencies: ["ZIPFoundation"]),
    ]
)

After adding the dependency, you can fetch the library with:

$ swift package resolve

Carthage

Carthage is a decentralized dependency manager.
Installation instructions can be found in the project's README file.

To integrate ZIPFoundation into your Xcode project using Carthage, you have to add it to your Cartfile:

github "weichsel/ZIPFoundation" ~> 0.9

After adding ZIPFoundation to the Cartfile, you have to fetch the sources by running:

carthage update --no-build

The fetched project has to be integrated into your workspace by dragging ZIPFoundation.xcodeproj to Xcode's Project Navigator. (See official Carhage docs.)

CocoaPods

CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Objective-C and Swift.
To learn more about setting up your project for CocoaPods, please refer to the official documentation.
To integrate ZIP Foundation into your Xcode project using CocoaPods, you have to add it to your project's Podfile:

source 'https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs.git'
platform :ios, '10.0'
use_frameworks!
target '<Your Target Name>' do
    pod 'ZIPFoundation', '~> 0.9'
end

Afterwards, run the following command:

$ pod install

Usage

ZIP Foundation provides two high level methods to zip and unzip items. Both are implemented as extension of FileManager.
The functionality of those methods is modeled after the behavior of the Archive Utility in macOS.

Zipping Files and Directories

To zip a single file you simply pass a file URL representing the item you want to zip and a destination URL to FileManager.zipItem(at sourceURL: URL, to destinationURL: URL):

let fileManager = FileManager()
let currentWorkingPath = fileManager.currentDirectoryPath
var sourceURL = URL(fileURLWithPath: currentWorkingPath)
sourceURL.appendPathComponent("file.txt")
var destinationURL = URL(fileURLWithPath: currentWorkingPath)
destinationURL.appendPathComponent("archive.zip")
do {
    try fileManager.zipItem(at: sourceURL, to: destinationURL)
} catch {
    print("Creation of ZIP archive failed with error:\(error)")
}

The same method also accepts URLs that represent directory items. In that case, zipItem adds the directory content of sourceURL to the archive.
By default, a root directory entry named after the lastPathComponent of the sourceURL is added to the destination archive. If you don't want to preserve the parent directory of the source in your archive, you can pass shouldKeepParent: false.

Unzipping Archives

To unzip existing archives, you can use FileManager.unzipItem(at sourceURL: URL, to destinationURL: URL).
This recursively extracts all entries within the archive to the destination URL:

let fileManager = FileManager()
let currentWorkingPath = fileManager.currentDirectoryPath
var sourceURL = URL(fileURLWithPath: currentWorkingPath)
sourceURL.appendPathComponent("archive.zip")
var destinationURL = URL(fileURLWithPath: currentWorkingPath)
destinationURL.appendPathComponent("directory")
do {
    try fileManager.createDirectory(at: destinationURL, withIntermediateDirectories: true, attributes: nil)
    try fileManager.unzipItem(at: sourceURL, to: destinationURL)
} catch {
    print("Extraction of ZIP archive failed with error:\(error)")
}

Advanced Usage

ZIP Foundation also allows you to individually access specific entries without the need to extract the whole archive. Additionally it comes with the ability to incrementally update archive contents.

Accessing individual Entries

To gain access to specific ZIP entries, you have to initialize an Archive object with a file URL that represents an existing archive. After doing that, entries can be retrieved via their relative path. Archive conforms to Sequence and therefore supports subscripting:

let fileManager = FileManager()
let currentWorkingPath = fileManager.currentDirectoryPath
var archiveURL = URL(fileURLWithPath: currentWorkingPath)
archiveURL.appendPathComponent("archive.zip")
guard let archive = Archive(url: archiveURL, accessMode: .read) else  {
    return
}
guard let entry = archive["file.txt"] else {
    return
}
var destinationURL = URL(fileURLWithPath: currentWorkingPath)
destinationURL.appendPathComponent("out.txt")
do {
    try archive.extract(entry, to: destinationURL)
} catch {
    print("Extracting entry from archive failed with error:\(error)")
}

The extract method accepts optional parameters that allow you to control compression and memory consumption.
You can find detailed information about that parameters in the method's documentation.

Creating Archives

To create a new Archive, pass in a non-existing file URL and AccessMode.create.

let currentWorkingPath = fileManager.currentDirectoryPath
var archiveURL = URL(fileURLWithPath: currentWorkingPath)
archiveURL.appendPathComponent("newArchive.zip")
guard let archive = Archive(url: archiveURL, accessMode: .create) else  {
    return
}

Adding and Removing Entries

You can add or remove entries to/from archives that have been opened with .create or .update AccessMode. To add an entry from an existing file, you can pass a relative path and a base URL to addEntry. The relative path identifies the entry within the ZIP archive. The relative path and the base URL must form an absolute file URL that points to the file you want to add to the archive:

let fileManager = FileManager()
let currentWorkingPath = fileManager.currentDirectoryPath
var archiveURL = URL(fileURLWithPath: currentWorkingPath)
archiveURL.appendPathComponent("archive.zip")
guard let archive = Archive(url: archiveURL, accessMode: .update) else  {
    return
}
var fileURL = URL(fileURLWithPath: currentWorkingPath)
fileURL.appendPathComponent("file.txt")
do {
    try archive.addEntry(with: fileURL.lastPathComponent, relativeTo: fileURL.deletingLastPathComponent())
} catch {
    print("Adding entry to ZIP archive failed with error:\(error)")
}

The addEntry method accepts several optional parameters that allow you to control compression, memory consumption and file attributes.
You can find detailed information about that parameters in the method's documentation.

To remove an entry, you need a reference to an entry within an archive that you can pass to removeEntry:

guard let entry = archive["file.txt"] else {
    return
}
do {
    try archive.remove(entry)
} catch {
    print("Removing entry from ZIP archive failed with error:\(error)")
}

Closure based Reading and Writing

ZIP Foundation also allows you to consume ZIP entry contents without writing them to the file system. The extract method accepts a closure of type Consumer. This closure is called during extraction until the contents of an entry are exhausted:

try archive.extract(entry, consumer: { (data) in
	print(data.count)
})

The data passed into the closure contains chunks of the current entry. You can control the chunk size of the entry by providing the optional bufferSize parameter.

You can also add entries from an in-memory data source. To do this you have to provide a closure of type Provider to the addEntry method:

try archive.addEntry(with: "fromMemory.txt", type: .file, uncompressedSize: 4, provider: { (position, size) -> Data in
    guard let data = "abcd".data(using: .utf8) else {
        throw DataProviderError.invalidEncoding
    }
    return data
})

The closure is called until enough data has been provided to create an entry of uncompressedSize. The closure receives position and size arguments so that you can manage the state of your data source.

Credits

ZIP Foundation is written and maintained by Thomas Zoechling.
Twitter: @weichsel.

License

ZIP Foundation is released under the MIT License.
See LICENSE for details.

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