Zstd is a faster file archiving standard that is widely used as a better compressing replacement for .zip, gzip, etc.
We have created interfaces for
Matlab to extract .zst files.
While ideally one would be able to extract .zst directly with
tar --use-compress-program=zstd -xf myfile.zst, this doesn’t work on older tar like Windows includes from the factory.
zstd: error 25 : Write error : Broken pipe (cannot write compressed block) tar: Error opening archive: Child process exited with status 25
In this case, use a two-step process to extract the .zst file fully:
zstd -d myfile.zst # creates tar file "myfile" tar -xf myfile # extract the original file/directory hierarchy