Sunday, January 13, 2013
Today I am going to post a program that will be able to compress any file in GZIP format. Java language can be used very efficiently for this purpose. There is a special package which contains several classes that can be used for compressing files and folders. Today I am going to deal with GZIPOutputStream . This particular class is used to produce with a file in compressed GZIP format with extension .gz . Here at first the file to be compressed is taken as input from user. Then FileInputStream is used to open a stream connecting to that file. Next the data from file is read in a buffer of capacity 4K. Then the buffer is written to the output stream. Here output stream is nothing but a FileOutputStream wrapped over with a GZIPOutputStream . This process of reading and writing goes on until end of file is reached.
Java Source Code


public class CompressFile {
  public void gzipFile(String from, String to) throws IOException {
    FileInputStream in = new FileInputStream(from);  //stream to input file
    GZIPOutputStream out = new GZIPOutputStream(new FileOutputStream(to));  //stream to output file
    byte[] buffer = new byte[4096];  //defining buffer capacity
    int bytesRead;
    while ((bytesRead = != -1)  //reading into buffer
      out.write(buffer, 0, bytesRead);  //writing buffer contents to output stream
    in.close();  //closing both streams

  public static void main(String args[]) throws IOException {
        String from=args[0];  //getting source file as command line input
        new CompressFile().gzipFile(from,from+".gz");
NOTE : Very soon I will be posting a GUI version of this ptogram.
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1 comment:

  1. I really appreciate your efforts in java programming and the codes in your blog. You are great.
    Please I need your help on DCT Steganography code. (i.e hinding and extracting files in a jpeg image.).
    Thank you.


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I am a student of BTech Computer Science Engineering from RCCIIT,Kolkata. I am a crazy lover of Java and wants to settle as a Java developer. I have a seven years Java experience with an application developer experience for 2 years. Recently from March 2012 I am a registered S40 app developer for Nokia and has corrected an app of them. I am currently writing blogs to encourage and grow interest in all those who don't know or learning Java.