How to validate a ZIP Archive in Node.JS

Zip validation is a great way to save yourself a whole lot of frustration in the future, helping you weed out broken files and allowing you deal with them before they become a serious problem. This functionality is a bit tricky to create in Node.JS, however, and can quickly lead to its own set of frustrations. Instead, let’s skip the whole mess and get the results we need right now.

To achieve a fast outcome, we are going to use an API, for which we will need to install its client, like so.

npm install cloudmersive-convert-api-client --save

Next we call our function, which is called validateDocumentZipValidation.

var CloudmersiveConvertApiClient = require('cloudmersive-convert-api-client');var defaultClient = CloudmersiveConvertApiClient.ApiClient.instance;// Configure API key authorization: Apikeyvar Apikey = defaultClient.authentications['Apikey'];Apikey.apiKey = 'YOUR API KEY';// Uncomment the following line to set a prefix for the API key, e.g. "Token" (defaults to null)//Apikey.apiKeyPrefix = 'Token';var apiInstance = new CloudmersiveConvertApiClient.ValidateDocumentApi();var inputFile = "/path/to/file"; // File | Input file to perform the operation on.var callback = function(error, data, response) {if (error) {console.error(error);} else {console.log('API called successfully. Returned data: ' + data);}};apiInstance.validateDocumentZipValidation(inputFile, callback);

And once this has been run with your file, you will have your validity assessment in no time. Simple!

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