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This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 5/24/2019.

Zstandard, or zstd as short version, is a fast lossless compression algorithm, targeting real-time compression scenarios at zlib-level and better compression ratios. It's backed by a very fast entropy stage, provided by Huff0 and FSE library.

The project is provided as an open-source dual BSD and GPLv2 licensed C library, and a command line utility producing and decoding .zst, .gz, .xz and .lz4 files. Should your project require another programming language, a list of known ports and bindings is provided on Zstandard homepage.

To install Zstandard, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install zstandard

To upgrade Zstandard, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade zstandard


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'zstandard'
    $packageVersion = '1.4.0'
    $urlArray = @('', '')
    $url = $urlArray[0]
    $checksum = '123c0b659408065773f350842bf45dca318734eb635d0dc3ccced8005ea50062ef7560095aa7b285362013ea40324242aa0fb3e66c5f6c1e0f83d994015032b4'
    $checksumType = 'sha512'
    $url64 = $urlArray[1]
    $checksum64 = '2643192f12ee1f7ed7663b85d74aa12756ad073608caa7f124e245183d46afb12059786a20c52949177c0c706ad8c02cdc0fa67e3f283f0d610faa6990f6b725'
    $checksumType64 = 'sha512'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                 -Url "$url" `
                                 -UnzipLocation "$toolsDir" `
                                 -Url64bit "$url64" `
                                 -Checksum "$checksum" `
                                 -ChecksumType "$checksumType" `
                                 -Checksum64 "$checksum64" `
                                 -ChecksumType64 "$checksumType64"

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