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How to zip files using JavaScript?

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Sometimes, we want to zip files using JavaScript.

In this article, we’ll look at how to zip files using JavaScript.

How to zip files using JavaScript?

To zip files using JavaScript, we use the jszip and file-saver packages.

To install them, we run

npm install jszip --save
npm install file-saver --save

Then we write

import JSZip from "jszip";
import FileSaver from "file-saver";

const zip = new JSZip();
zip.file("idlist.txt", "PMID:29651880\r\nPMID:29303721");

(async () => {
  const content = await zip.generateAsync({ type: "blob" });
  FileSaver.saveAs(content, "download.zip");
})();

to call zip.file to zip the files listed in the path arguments.

Then we call generateAsync to return a promise with the blob of the zip file.

Finally we call FileSaver.saveAs to save content as 'download.zip'.

Conclusion

To zip files using JavaScript, we use the jszip and file-saver packages.

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