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Overview:
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LZ77: an LZ77 dictionary based compressor using a sliding window and a lookahead buffer.

Author:
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Carmine Benedetto

Website: http://www.carminebenedetto.net
Email: carmine.benedetto[at]gmail.com

Build:
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From the main directory type the command:
	make

Usage:
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./lz77 [options]

Required Options:
	-c 		COMPRESSION MODE	
	-d		DECOMPRESSION MODE
	-i [file]	INPUT FILE PATH
	-o [file]	OUTPUT FILE PATH

Additional Options:
	-w [size]	WINDOW SIZE
	-l [size]	LOOKAHEAD BUFFER SIZE

Usage Examples:
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./lz77 -c -i file.txt -o file.lz
./lz77 -d -i file.lz -o filedec.txt

./lz77 -c -i file.txt -o file.lz -w 1024 -l 64
./lz77 -d -i file.lz -o filedec.txt -w 1024 -l 64

Note:
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The default values for the window size and the lookahead buffer size are:
	w = 4096
	l = 256

Scripts:
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To run the tool you can use the compression or decompression script too.

To run the compression script edit the 'c' bash script and type from the main directory:
	./c

To run the decompression script edit the 'd' bash script and type from the main directory:
	./d