8.9. Zstd-1.5.5

Zstandard is a real-time compression algorithm, providing high compression ratios. It offers a very wide range of compression / speed trade-offs, while being backed by a very fast decoder.

Approximate build time: 0.4 SBU
Required disk space: 77 MB

8.9.1. Installation of Zstd

Compile the package:

make prefix=/usr


In the test output there are several places that indicate 'failed'. These are expected and only 'FAIL' is an actual test failure. There should be no test failures.

To test the results, issue:

make check

Install the package:

make prefix=/usr install

Remove the static library:

rm -v /usr/lib/libzstd.a

8.9.2. Contents of Zstd

Installed programs: zstd, zstdcat (link to zstd), zstdgrep, zstdless, zstdmt (link to zstd), and unzstd (link to zstd)
Installed library: libzstd.so

Short Descriptions


Compresses or decompresses files using the ZSTD format


Runs grep on ZSTD compressed files


Runs less on ZSTD compressed files


The library implementing lossless data compression, using the ZSTD algorithm