open-vcdiff is an encoder and decoder for the VCDIFF format, as described in RFC 3284: The VCDIFF Generic Differencing and Compression Data Format.
A library with a simple API is included, as well as a command-line executable that can apply the encoder and decoder to source, target, and delta files. For further details, please refer to this link.
See INSTALL for (generic) installation instructions for C++: basically
./configure && make && make install
This should compile the unit tests as well as
vcdiff, a simple command-line utility to run the encoder and decoder. Typical usage of vcdiff is as follows (the
> are file redirect operations, not optional arguments):
vcdiff encode -dictionary file.dict < target_file > delta_file vcdiff decode -dictionary file.dict < delta_file > target_file
To see the command-line syntax of vcdiff, use
vcdiff --help or just
To call the encoder from C++ code, assuming that dictionary, target, and delta are all
#include <google/vcencoder.h> // Read this file for interface details // [...] open_vcdiff::VCDiffEncoder encoder(dictionary.data(), dictionary.size()); encoder.SetFormatFlags(open_vcdiff::VCD_FORMAT_INTERLEAVED); encoder.Encode(target.data(), target.size(), &delta);
Calling the decoder is just as simple:
#include <google/vcdecoder.h> // Read this file for interface details // [...] open_vcdiff::VCDiffDecoder decoder; decoder.Decode(dictionary.data(), dictionary.size(), delta, &target);
When using the encoder, the C++ application must be linked with the library options
-lvcdenc; when using the decoder, it must be linked with
To verify that the package works on your system, especially after making modifications to the source code, please run the unit tests using
For further details, please refer to this link.