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How to unzip files with JavaScript?

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Sometimes, we want to unzip files with JavaScript.

In this article, we’ll look at how to unzip files with JavaScript.

How to unzip files with JavaScript?

To unzip files with JavaScript, we use the JSZip library.

To install it, we run

npm install jszip

Then we use it by writing

const JSZip = require("jszip");
const zip = new JSZip();
zip.load(file);
zip.files["doc.xml"].asText()

to create the zip JSZip object.

Then we call zip.load to load the file that we get from the file input.

Next, we get the doc.xml file with zip.files["doc.xml"].

And we read it as text with asText.

Conclusion

To unzip files with JavaScript, we use the JSZip library.

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