[Openmcl-devel] Anyone have success with any .zip libraries and CCL

Elliott Slaughter elliottslaughter at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 23:15:58 PDT 2011

Is it important to create .zip files, as opposed to, for example, .tar.gz

You could try Archive with Salza2. Archive can create tar files, and Salza2
can gzip them for you. Both are available via quicklisp:

(ql:quickload :archive)
(ql:quickload :salza2)

On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 6:08 PM, Michael Minerva <minerva at agentsheets.com>wrote:

> I am looking for a good .zip library that can zip up directories.  I tried
> zip http://common-lisp.net/project/zip/ which is mentioned the CCL
> documentation, but as is listed in the following thread from their
> mailing-list, when you try and zip a directory using this library in CCL, it
> just creates an empty zipped directory:
> http://lists.common-lisp.net/pipermail/zip-devel/2011-June/000055.html
> I also tried gzip-stream:
> http://common-lisp.net/project/gzip-stream/
> This library works great for zipping files but seems to have no support for
> zipping directories.  Has anyone found any .zip libraries that work with CCL
> and are capable of zipping directories?
> Thanks you much,
> --Mike
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