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Program: How to compress byte array in java?

Description: package provides Deflater class to compress byte array. The sample code to compress a byte array is given in the below example.



public class MyByteArrayCompress {

	public byte[] compressByteArray(byte[] bytes){
		ByteArrayOutputStream baos = null;
		Deflater dfl = new Deflater();
		baos = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
		byte[] tmp = new byte[4*1024];
				int size = dfl.deflate(tmp);
				baos.write(tmp, 0, size);
		} catch (Exception ex){
		} finally {
				if(baos != null) baos.close();
			} catch(Exception ex){}
		return baos.toByteArray();
	public static void main(String a[]){
		MyByteArrayCompress mbc = new MyByteArrayCompress();
		byte[] content = mbc.compressByteArray("Compress".getBytes());
		System.out.println(new String(content));

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I'm Nataraja Gootooru, programmer by profession and passionate about technologies. All examples given here are as simple as possible to help beginners. The source code is compiled and tested in my dev environment.

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