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 secure is winzip encryption? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is zip's encryption really bad? Just how secure is winzip (http://www.winzip.com/) encryption? Can you point me to any articles or anything like that where a zip ...
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7 zip archiving directory recursively

I zipped my old windows dir with 7 zip. It zipped the "Application Data" many time (hundreds) as shown here : C:\Windows.old\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application ...
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Is it bad(damaging) to run a file without upzipping its parent folder?

Whenever I download something, I find myself frequently opening the zip and executing the contents without unzipping first. Is this bad? Could/Will this harm my computer or the files in question?
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Update a file inside zip with -u

Alright so i have a zip file called data.zip on my desktop. Inside test.zip is another folder called res and inside res is a file called info.txt I have used the zip -u command before to move a file ...
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Can a zip file be executable?

Can a zip file executable? For instance can you have a virus in the form of a zip. Obviously a virus could be inside a zip file but can the actual zip execute? Reason i ask is i have a website that ...
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What archive format to exchange data from Linux to a Mac?

I need to give a friend who has a Mac a bunch of files. Compression doesn't matter, only ease of use. What archive format do you recommend such that no 3rd party tools are needed for extraction? Zip?
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Free commandline Zip utility for Windows? [closed]

I'm trying to create scheduled task for copying a directory tree containing a very large number of small files from one server to another. Copying the tree directly takes a couple of days, so I was ...
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How can I prevent Mac apps from deleting a temporary folder that they have created?

I'm using an app called DropDMG to extract a large zip file that is 109 GB in size. However once it's extracted the whole bundle, it ends with an error from its subprocess ditto and deletes the ...
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Create Windows compatible Self-extract-zip in Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a zip file compatible with windows under linux Is that possible. What software will do that?
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Include empty directories in zip file with Linux

I'm trying to zip a directory a linux using the following command: zip -r file.zip . This works, but it isn't include the empty directories that I want to be included in the zip file. How can I get ...
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How do I use a .DIZ file?

I downloaded a torrent that contains a bunch of .zip files and a .diz file. I'm guessing it all should get pieced back into 1 bigger zip file. Any suggestions on how to use it?
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Comparing zip/compression utilities [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best compression applications for Windows? I've used WinZip, WinRar, and 7zip for packaging and compression. I know the first two are payware, and the last is open ...
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How to zip and rename a directory tree

I have a lot of music in a lot of directories: ./artist1/album1/*.mp3 ./artist1/album2/*.mp3 ./artist1/album3/*.mp3 ./artist2/album1/*.mp3 ./artist2/album2/*.mp3 ./artist3/album1/*.mp3 ...
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unzip and maintain directory structure of archives

On fedora-13, I tried using: unzip -j [nameof.zip] but this doesn't seem to maintain the folder structure of the original archive. I REALLY need to maintain this structure because the archive is a ...
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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 ...