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zlib-flate – raw zlib compression program


zlib-flate -compress | -uncompress


The zlib-flate program is part of the qpdf package.

The zlib-flate program reads from standard input and writes to standard
output either compressing or uncompressing its input using raw zlib
compression. It can be used to uncompress or compress raw PDF streams
or other data that is compressed with raw zlib compression. This pro‐
gram is provided primarily as a debugging tool, though it could be used
for other purposes, such as being called from a script that creates
simple PDF files.

This program should not be used as a general purpose compression tool.
Use something like gzip(1) instead.

For details about qpdf, please see the qpdf manual, which can be found
in /usr/share/doc/qpdf/qpdf-manual.html or /usr/share/doc/qpdf/qpdf-


qpdf(1), gzip(1)

zlib-flate from qpdf version 6.0.0April 2008 ZLIB-FLATE(1)