8.12. Zstd-1.4.5

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: 0.7 SBU
Required disk space: 16 MB

8.12.1. Installation of Zstd

Compile the package:


This package does not come with a test suite.

Install the package:

make prefix=/usr install

Remove the static library and move the shared library to /lib. Also, the .so file in /usr/lib will need to be recreated:

rm -v /usr/lib/libzstd.a
mv -v /usr/lib/libzstd.so.* /lib
ln -sfv ../../lib/$(readlink /usr/lib/libzstd.so) /usr/lib/libzstd.so

8.12.2. 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