Compression and archive format that stores one or more files into a single file, usually with a .zip file extension.

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How is it that during extraction of a zip, I get two files of the same name in the same path?

I'm extracting a zip (self-extracting, but that probably doesn't matter) and for a few files I'm getting a dialog asking me if I want to replace a file that was already extracted with a file that's ...
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Issue installing Eclipse IDE for Java EE developers

I downloaded and it is a Zip file, but I can't extract and when I try to open it (on wich it is through Internet Explorer, that's the choice), nothing happens, i just have a bunch of windows opening ...
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When extracting multiple self extracting .EXEs with 7-Zip, how do I specify to only overwrite if newer?

I have a bunch of self extracting .EXE files that I'm using 7-Zip to extract. I only want files to be overwritten with newer versions. The 7-Zip extract dialog only gives me the option to overwrite ...
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Unix zip command [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Zipping folders and their contents into a .zip file in Linux I need to zip a file on Unix machine. File is about 200MB. What is the best compression tool? and provide me ...
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DVD/CD burning .zip: is it more reliable, faster, longer lasting to burn a zip of files rather than the files as a folder?

Is it more reliable, faster, longer lasting to burn to CD/DVD a zip (or a few large zips) of files rather than the files as a folder? Just thinking if 1000s of small files would not be as efficiently ...
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View files in ZIP archive on Linux

How can I view the files in a ZIP archive without decompressing it?
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Linux Zip - Make an archive using absolute paths [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Build Zip archive, special cases So I'm using bash to create an archive. I have to supply a full path to the zip cli. Something like this : zip -r output.zip ...
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Linux Zip - How to create a folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Build Zip archive, special cases I'm using zip to archive different files. I need to create a directory in the zip file where to place some of them. Is that possible ? ...
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Build Zip archive, special cases

How can I create a zip in a linux distro and - keep only the relative path to a folder - put some files in a separate folder inside the zip I need to do this in a bash script so if i just use the ...
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In Ubuntu, how to copy all contents of a folder to another folder?

I want to copy the contents of an unzipped folder, wordpress/, to another existing folder. I tried cp -R wordpress/*.* /my/folder but the sub-folders in wordpress/ didn't get copied over. Why ...
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add password to existing zip file with 7zip

Is it possible to add a password to an existing zipfile with 7zip without going to all the trouble of unpacking it and re-packing it again?
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Zipping folders and their contents into a .zip file in Linux

How do I make a .zip file that contains every file AND every folder in the directory?
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Is there an archive tool (that runs on Windows) that I can set the “execute attribute” in an archive file or zip file?

I have a small set of files I develop on Windows but need to extract and run on Linux. One of those files is a script, StartApp.sh. I'm packaging the files as a zip archive, passing it to my admin, ...
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How to stop windows from opening Zip folders in the explorer view?

I don't want windows to be able to open zip files in the explorer view. How do I go about disabling this?
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ZIP file decompression inflating vs extracting

I used the cPanel control panel to extract image archive. While decompressing it displayed a list of all files with information like inflating filename... or extracting filename... I noticed that ...
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What is the best extraction program to use in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best compression applications for Windows? What is the best extraction program to use in Windows 7? Do people still prefer winrar or 7zip? Which or another is best for ...
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Is there a tool for verifying the contents of a Zip archive against the source directory's contents?

Here's the scenario: I create a ZIP archive using some GUI package like WinZip, 7-Zip or whatever by right-clicking on a directory "somename" and selecting "Compress to archive 'somename.zip'" When ...
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zip/tar/? files with depth parameter

I would like to zip files from a directory but only to a given depth. In the example below I would like to include files until a depth of 3: dir0/ dir1/ dir2 -> subdir1, subdir2 dir3 ...
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How to split zip-file (or rar-file) in many files

I have a huge file I need to send over the Internet and I want to use SkyDrive but it has a 50MB limit per file. How can I zip and split my file in many small (50MB) ones?
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Accidental Extract Location - How to Clean Up?

Sometimes I will do a command such as unzip tons_of_files.zip And I will forget to put a -d to point to a subdirectory. This causes the current folder to get filled with tons of files that are ...
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Compressing folders on a mac, without the .DS_Store

Is there anyway to get rid of the .DS_Store when compressing a folder on a mac? I work on a mac and send work to clients in zip format, but always get questioned on the .DS_Store folder inside them. ...
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View Contents of Archive in Mac OS X

Aside from unzip -l, do I have any non-command line options for viewing an archive's contents on Mac OS X?
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Does Windows XP has any compression program by default?

I would like to compress a database backup file on Windows. I wonder if Windows XP has by default any program (like WinZip) that I can use. If yes, where is it located ? If not, could you suggest a ...
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Arabic in File Name Causes Compressed (zipped) Folders Error

How can I get files named with Arabic characters added to and extracted from a .zip file. For example, under Windows XP, I get an error message that says "The compression cannot be performed becasue ...
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How to list the contents of a zip along w/ file sizes and compression ratio via cmd line

How do I list the contents of a zip along w/ file sizes and compression ratio (or packed size) on osx w/ command line tools?
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Winzip Legacy Format in Ubuntu?

I have a script that uses the ZIP command in linux (Ubuntu), and changes the name to make it executable for a certain program. Now I realized the reason this program was not unzipping and installing ...
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Want to zip up folder with 20K images to upload, how to breakup zips and then unzip?

I have a folder with about 1 gig worth of images I have to upload to a server. I want to zip/tar them up, preferably into multiple files that I can upload to my ubuntu server. Then I want to ...
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Which is more efficient - tar or zip compression? What is the difference between tar and zip?

I'm working in Linux environment and want to know about tar and zip commands. Which is more efficient - tar or zip? I also need to know the differences between the tar and zip commands. Can anyone ...
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rar command line for creating .zip files

Is there a way to use the rar command line to create .zip files?
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Windows XP command line for zipping files

Is there a way to zip the files in XP using the windows default zip utility through command prompt?
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file permission in zip/7z/rar?

I want to package my application for linux, I use zip/tar.gz/7z/rar to do the compress in Windows. Because I do the compress in Windows, so when I extract the package in Linux, the file permission ...
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How to split a zip file across INDEPENDENT volumes

I have about 12 GB of image tiles made up of about 2 million files. I'd like to zip these up to make transferring them to a server simpler. I just plan on storing the files in the zip files for ...
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Command line alternative to rar.exe with complex switches

I am searching for a command line alternative to rar.exe from winrar which supports the multitude of options that rar.exe does, preferably one that is open source. Specifically, I am searching for a ...
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What is 7-Zip’s command-line argument to create a self extracting archive?

I looked everywhere and couldn't find a straight answer from anyone. If I want to package the contents of C:\Temp into a file called Temp.exe (in 7z format) that is self-extracting, how do I do it ...
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Compress files on Windows Server 2003

Duplicate Questions How to compress files with batch file? Using compact.exe didn't do what I wanted. I'd like to have an archive file created so that the files can be retrieved. This is ...
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In Mac OS X, how can I unzip a zip file without unzipping its contents?

I have a zip file that contains another type of archive (in this case, a jee app server WAR file, but this happens with other contained archive types as well). When I unzip the zip file, instead of ...
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Need software to convert RAR to ZIP (“store” mode - no compression) * Extract->re-archive changes date/time attributes

I have tried all of the following applications (download.cnet.com - the free ones), and none of them will convert an RAR archive to a ZIP, without compressing the files ("store" mode). 7-ZIP would be ...
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NTFS alternate stream in compressed archive?

Does any of the major compressed archive formats in Windows (e.g. zip, rar, 7z) support NTFS alternate data stream?
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How to unzip a windows-built .tar.gz in linux?

i wanna transfer files from my windows pc to linux server. suppose i have a file structure like this: img / logo.gif css / style.css index.php i tar.gz the directory, then upload, and then ...
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How can I achieve the best, standard ZIP compression?

I don't care how long it takes to compress, all I want to achieve is two things: The absolute best possible compression ratio Compatibility with standard readers, such as Windows and WinZip So ...
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Multiple [Stand-alone] zip files creation?

How can I automatically zip a group of files into multiple zip files (say, 2mb in size for each file), and that each zip file is a stand-alone zip file? (i.e. not mult-volume zip files, that you can't ...
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How to use RAR or ZIP to rename replaced files when extracting

I wish to extract files using RAR or ZIP but I need to be able to rename the files being replaced so that there is a copy of the previous version in case something goes wrong. Couldn't see any ...
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LamedropXPd-like very simple zipper?

A friend of mine needs to zip a bunch of MP3's on her locked-down XP or Vista PC at work. There are two requirements: Since she doesn't have admin rights, the application should either not require ...
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“Unsupported compression method 98” error when unzipping a file. What tools support it, other than WinZip?

I'm getting an error message: "unsupported compression method 98" when unzipping a file somebody sent to me. I've tried both an older version of WinZip, and 7-Zip 4.65. (Update: I've also tried ...
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Does Windows 7 have unzip at the command line installed by default?

There is a zip/unzip option in the context menu so is it accessible from the command line?
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On Linux/Unix, does .tar.gz versus .zip matter?

Cross-platform programs are sometimes distributed as .tar.gz for the Unix version and .zip for the Windows version. This makes sense when the contents of each must be different. If, however, the ...
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Howto unzip “.xz” file with 7z and lzma

I tried to uncompressed a "*.xz" file with both 7z and lzma. But they gave me such message: $ 7z x myfile.fq.xz 7-Zip 4.57 Copyright (c) 1999-2007 Igor Pavlov 2007-12-06 p7zip Version 4.57 ...
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Is zip's encryption really bad? [closed]

The standard advice for many years regarding compression and encryption has been that the encryption strength of zip is bad. Is this really the case in this day and age? I read this article about ...
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Unzip only updated files

Is there a way to unzip a zip file into a directory, but only do so for updates files (I mean the compressed files inside the zip)? I have a huge directory of files there, and only about 20% are ...
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File was deleted and then reappeared when folder was zipped

I am using Backtrack 4 Final, which is a Linux distro that is Ubuntu based. I had a directory that contained around 5 files. I deleted one of the files, which sent it to the trash. I then zipped the ...