SQLite 3.22 Brings Zipfile Module For Interacting With Zip Archives
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 23 January 2018 at 05:54 AM EST. 5 Comments
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SQLite 3.22 is now available as the latest version of this widely-used, embedded database library.

A bit peculiar about SQLite 3.22.0 is the new Zipfile extension. The Zipfile support allows for reading and writing to ZIP Archives. SELECT'ing from a Zipfile returns all of the contained files/paths and other file metadata, creating a virtual table makes a new Zipfile, and adding files/directories to a Zipfile is done using the INSERT syntax. And, yes, using SQLite UPDATE and DELETE syntax you can edit or remove files from a zip archive. Basically, the Zip file is treated as the database with this virtual table / extension. More details on it via the documentation.

SQLite 3.22.0 also adds a few interfaces, an sqlite_btreeinfo virtual table, Append VFS, query planner enhancements, some minor performance optimizations, and various improvements to the command-line shell.

The complete list of changes for SQLite 3.22 can be found via SQLite.org.

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