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I have the following files:

~/Dir1/file1.txt

~/Dir2/file2.txt

Then I use the following command:

cd ~
zip out.zip /Dir1/file1.txt /Dir2/file2.txt

In the out.zip i can see two directories (dir1 and dir2) but want only these two files (file1.txt and file2.txt) were in the root of out.zip!

I thought the "-D" option is what I need, but it doesn't work :(

Please, give a clue!

Thanks.

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shouldn't you be using Dir1/file1.txt Dir2/file2.txt instead –  Fredrik Jun 10 '11 at 9:01

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I think the -j option is what you want:

zip -j out.zip ~/Dir1/file1.txt ~/Dir2/file2.txt

From the man page:

-j     Store just the name of a saved file (junk the path), 
       and do not store directory names. By default, zip 
       will store the full path (relative to the current path).
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yep, thanks :) somehow I missed this flag.. –  Dalamber Jun 10 '11 at 10:41

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