Ios – iPhone Unzip code


Really stuck on trying to write code to unzip a file or directory on the iPhone.

Below is some sample code that I'm using to try and unzip a simple text file.

It unzips the file but its corrupt.

(void)loadView {

    NSString *DOCUMENTS_FOLDER = [NSHomeDirectory() stringByAppendingPathComponent:@"Documents"];
    NSString *path = [DOCUMENTS_FOLDER stringByAppendingPathComponent:@""];

    NSString *unzipeddest = [DOCUMENTS_FOLDER stringByAppendingPathComponent:@"test.txt"];  

    gzFile file = gzopen([path UTF8String], "rb");

    FILE *dest = fopen([unzipeddest UTF8String], "w");

    unsigned char buffer[CHUNK];

    int uncompressedLength = gzread(file, buffer, CHUNK);

    if(fwrite(buffer, 1, uncompressedLength, dest) != uncompressedLength ||     ferror(dest)) {
        NSLog(@"error writing data");



Best Solution

I wanted an easy solution and didn't find one I liked here, so I modified a library to do what I wanted. You may find SSZipArchive useful. (It can also create zip files by the way.)


NSString *path = @"path_to_your_zip_file";
NSString *destination = @"path_to_the_folder_where_you_want_it_unzipped";
[SSZipArchive unzipFileAtPath:path toDestination:destination];