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Library to create, extract, and modify Windows Imaging (WIM) files

wimlib is a C library for creating, modifying, extracting, and mounting Windows Imaging (WIM) files. wimlib and its command-line frontend 'wimlib-imagex' provide a free and cross-platform alternative to Microsoft's WIMGAPI, ImageX, and DISM.

wimlib can be used to back up, install, or restore Windows operating systems; to create customized images of Windows PE; or to archive files on either Windows or UNIX/Linux.

wimlib contains advanced implementations of the XPRESS and LZX compression algorithms which typically outperform and outcompress the Microsoft equivalents.

wimlib supports advanced filesystem features such as hard links, symbolic links, junctions, named data streams, device nodes, and FIFOs. NTFS-specific features are supported either natively (Windows) or via NTFS-3g (UNIX/Linux).

wimlib is distributed either as a source tarball (for UNIX/Linux), or as ready-to-use binaries (for Windows XP and later).

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