lzjb

pure JavaScript LZJB de/compression, for node.js, volo, and the browser.

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lzjb

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lzjb is a fast pure JavaScript implementation of LZJB compression/decompression. It was originally written by "Bear" based on the OpenSolaris C implementations. C. Scott Ananian cleaned up the source code and packaged it for node and volo.

How to install

npm install lzjb

or

volo add cscott/lzjb

This package uses Typed Arrays and so requires node.js >= 0.5.5. Full browser compatibility table is available at caniuse.com; briefly: IE 10, Firefox 4, Chrome 7, or Safari 5.1.

Testing

npm install
npm test

Usage

There is a binary available in bin:

$ bin/lzjb --help
$ echo "Test me" | bin/lzjb -z > test.lzjb
$ bin/lzjb -d test.lzjb
Test me

From JavaScript:

var lzjb = require('lzjb');
var data = new Buffer('Example data', 'utf8');
var compressed = lzjb.compressFile(data);
var uncompressed = lzjb.uncompressFile(compressed);
// convert from array back to string
var data2 = new Buffer(uncompressed).toString('utf8');
console.log(data2);

There is a streaming interface as well.

See the tests in the tests/ directory for further usage examples.

Documentation

require('lzjb') returns a lzjb object. It contains two main methods. The first is a function accepting one, two or three parameters:

lzjb.compressFile = function(input, [output], [Number compressionLevel])

The input argument can be a "stream" object (which must implement the readByte method), or a Uint8Array, Buffer, or array.

If you omit the second argument, compressFile will return a JavaScript array containing the byte values of the compressed data. If you pass a second argument, it must be a "stream" object (which must implement the writeByte method).

The third argument may be omitted, or a number between 1 and 9 indicating a compression level (1 being largest/fastest compression and 9 being smallest/slowest compression). The default is 1. 6 is about twice as slow but creates 10% smaller files.

The second exported method is a function accepting one or two parameters:

lzjb.decompressFile = function(input, [output])

The input parameter is as above.

If you omit the second argument, decompressFile will return a Uint8Array, Buffer or JavaScript array with the decompressed data, depending on what your platform supports. For most modern platforms (modern browsers, recent node.js releases) the returned value will be a Uint8Array.

If you provide the second argument, it must be a "stream", implementing the writeByte method.

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License

Copyright (c) 2010 Nuwa Information Co., Ltd, and individual contributors.

Copyright (c) 2013 C. Scott Ananian

All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

  3. Neither the name of Nuwa Information nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

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