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Close zip archive.

February 13, 2012
ZIP_CLOSE(3)                         Library Functions Manual                        ZIP_CLOSE(3)


zip_close - close zip archive


libzip (-lzip)


zip.h int zip_close zip_t *archive


The zip_close function closes archive and frees the memory allocated for it. If any files within were changed, those changes are written to disk first. If writing changes fails, zip_close fails and archive is left unchanged. If archive contains no files, the file is completely removed (no empty archive is written). To close a zip file without saving changes, use zip_discard(3).


Upon successful completion 0 is returned. Otherwise, -1 is returned and the error code in archive is set to indicate the error.


zip_close will fail if: [ZIP_ER_EOF] Unexpected end-of-file found while reading from a file. [ZIP_ER_INTERNAL] The callback function of an added or replaced file returned an error but failed to report which. [ZIP_ER_INVAL] The path argument is NULL. [ZIP_ER_MEMORY] Required memory could not be allocated. [ZIP_ER_NOZIP] File is not a zip archive. [ZIP_ER_READ] A file read failed. [ZIP_ER_RENAME] A temporary file could not be renamed to its final name. [ZIP_ER_SEEK] A file seek failed. [ZIP_ER_TMPOPEN] A temporary file could not be created. [ZIP_ER_WRITE] A file write failed. [ZIP_ER_ZLIB] An error occurred while (de)compressing a stream with zlib(3). Addition‐ ally, any errors returned by the callback function for added or replaced files will be passed back.


libzip(3), zip_discard(3), zip_error_get(3), zip_fdopen(3), zip_open(3), zip_strerror(3)


Dieter Baron <> and Thomas Klausner <>
NiH February 13, 2012 ZIP_CLOSE(3)
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zip_close(3) referred by libzip(3) | zip_discard(3) | zip_fdopen(3) | zip_open(3) | zip_open_from_source(3) | zip_source(3)
refer to libzip(3) | zip_discard(3) | zip_error_get(3) | zip_fdopen(3) | zip_open(3) | zip_strerror(3) | zlib(3)