Zimdump

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The zimdump software, included in zimlib, is a console tool allowing to inspect the content of a ZIM file.

usage: zimDump [options] zimfile

options:
  -F        print fileinfo
  -N ns     print info about namespace
  -i        print info about articles
  -d        print data of articles
  -p        print page
  -f title  find article
  -u url    find article by url
  -t        sort (and find) articles by title instead of url
  -l        list articles
  -L        list articles as table
  -o idx    locate article by index
  -x        print extra parameters
  -n ns     specify namespace (default 'A')
  -D dir    dump all files into directory
  -v        verbose (print uncompressed length of articles when -i is set)
                    (print namespaces with counts with -F)
  -Z        dump index data

examples:
  zimDump -F wikipedia.zim
  zimDump -l wikipedia.zim
  zimDump -f Auto -i wikipedia.zim
  zimDump -f Auto -d wikipedia.zim
  zimDump -f Auto -l wikipedia.zim
  zimDump -f Auto -l -i -v wikipedia.zim
  zimDump -o 123159 -l -i wikipedia.zim

Requirements

If you compile the software from source you need the following libraries installed:

  • libxz-dev
  • autoconf
  • automake
  • libtool

See also