npk - neat package system [en:pack]
- Copyright (c) 2009-2013 Park Hyun-woo(email@example.com)
- Distributed under MIT license. (see LICENSE for detail)
Why files should be packed?
- Open multiple files vs Open only one file.
- If you want to open multiple files in your application, kernel should traverse FAT(file allocation tables). It needs lots of time - sometimes even longer than load files into memory. npk has its own list of files and also supports hash table for large packages. Yes, npk is a small logical file system itself.
- Encryption and Compression
- tar can archive files into a package. But it needs gzip or something to compress files. npk embeds xxtea encyption and zlib compression for convenience. You can just read / write files via npk API, no concern.
What is npk?
'npk' is a file package system, called 'en-pack'.
- Support file compression(zlib) and encryption(xxtea).
- Support most modern operating systems.
npk consists of below items.
- libnpk : ANSI C API based on POSIX.
- npk : Command-line interface tool for npk-formatted files.
Or, if you're on OS X and using homebrew then,
$ brew tap lqez/npk $ brew install npk
- project homepage : https://github.com/lqez/npk
- issues : https://github.com/lqez/npk/issues
- developer : firstname.lastname@example.org
Distributed under MIT/X license. See LICENSE file.