The '''zimlib''' is the standard implementation of the [[ZIM file format|ZIM specification]]. It is a library which implements the read and write method for ZIM files. The zimlib is released under the [https://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html GPLv2 license terms]. Use the zimlib in your own software - like reader applications - to make them ZIM-capable without the need having to dig too much into the ZIM file format.
== Programming ==
=== Introduction ===zimlib is written in C++. To use the library, you need the include files of zimlib have to link against zimlib. Both are installed when zimlib is built
with the normal "./configure; make; make install ".
Errors are handled with exceptions. When something goes wrong, zimlib throws an error, which is always derived from std::exception.
You may save that file under the name "zimlist.cpp" and compile using the command:
'''g++ -o zimlist -lzim zimlist.cpp'''. You get a program, which lists the urls and titles of the file named ''wikipedia.zim''. Of course it is better to pass that name as a parameter in argc/argv. But this should be an easy task for you, so I do not show that.
In subsequent examples I show only the code needed to use the library. The main-function with the error catcher should always be in place.
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