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Zlibc is a read-only compressed file-system emulation

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 76K
Developer: Alain
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Zlibc is a read-only compressed file-system emulation. It allows executables to uncompress their data files on the fly. No kernel patch, no re-compilation of the executables and the libraries is needed.

Using gzip -9, a compression ratio of 1:3 can easily be achieved! (See examples below). This program has (almost) the same effect as a (read-only) compressed file system.

This package overrides the "open" function (and other similar system call functions) of the C library. this package uses the LD_PRELOAD variable to redirect the dynamic linker to use the relevant functions of uncompress.o instead of the shared library.

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