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Equivalent Cobol library call for Zipping a file

 
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Sikkandhar

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:34 pm    Post subject: Equivalent Cobol library call for Zipping a file
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Hi All,

I am working on MF Cobol using Net Express
I need to know a equivalent Cobol library call for Zipping a file.
Currently they are using linux command "gzip" to zip the file
Can you please help me in getting an equivalent library call for the same

Thanks in advance
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Equivalent Cobol library call for Zipping a file
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start from http://www.info-zip.org/ to get a grasp of zip/unzip issues

free zlib libraries are available as c source code,
You can find them at www.zlib.net and start from there

ask legal advice about the usage of free software inside Your organization
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Robert Sample

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:37 pm    Post subject:
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Mainframe Zip packages, except for gzip / gunzip, tend to be from independent software vendors who charge thousands or tens of thousands of dollars for their software. There is no free API that I am aware of to do COBOL CALL statements for zipping and unzipping on the mainframe.
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