03 09 | 2011

Repacking ZIP-based containers

Written by Tanguy

Classified in : Homepage, Debian, Command line, To remember

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Several modern complex file formats are based on a ZIP container: this is at least the case of OpenDocument and EPUB. However, they are not simply a bunch of files joined into an archive, but they follow some rules in order to be easily recognized by tools such as file. As I had to unpack, modify and repack such a container, here is a recipe to do that.

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