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

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Are there any free command line based zip utility?

I need to schedule a command line to zip contents of a couple of folders. Are there any free command line based utility that can handle multi volumes? (7Zip is disqualified, the -v parameter is not ...
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Extracting files from ZIP archive by date range

How can I extract files from ZIP archive filtering by date. I want to extract files dated between 2008-9-15 and 2008-10-1. I have Windows XP Pro. I would like to do it from command line. What ...
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Bash command to compress folder(s) with a password

How can I compress two folders into archive file (zip, gzip or something like that) with a password on the files? For example I have folder structure: rootDir dir1 dir2 dir3 dir4 I need bash ...
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What's the advantage of using RAR's?

The RAR file format is somewhat new to me and I'm trying to understand why people are switching to it over the "zip" file format. What's so special about RAR's? My initial assertion is that it's a ...
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How to disable the Windows built-in zip functionality

Is there anyway to disable the built-in zip functionality without using other zip programs?
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How to restore Windows default Zip file functionality?

I recently lost the default file association for Zip files in Windows Vista (I think it happened when I uninstalled WinAce, but I can't be completely sure). How can I restore this association back to ...
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Windows 2003 zip from command line [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you zip a file from the command prompt using ONLY Windows' built-in capability to zip files? Is there a way to zip a file (or group of files) from the command ...
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Extracting files into separate folders

I have few zip files that has at least 10000 files each. I would like to extract files into separate folders by year and month. How can I do that. I have Windows XP Pro.
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How long could it take to ZIP my wwwroot with around 2.74 GB of files and folders? [closed]

I want to Zip and backup my wwwroot folder which has around 127 sites and 2.74 GB of data. How long could it take to Zip a folder of this size (appx. 94,329 files and 23,368 folders) and is it safe to ...
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How to open corrupted ZIP files?

How can I open (or repair) corrupted ZIP files on Windows? Is there a way to force 7-Zip to open them?
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A compression program that handles files with unusual extensions

WAR files are simply ZIP files with a renamed extension. I'd like to configure a compression program to handle these (on double-clicking the file), but mine doesn't recognize them unless I rename them ...
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Automatically unzip/untar downloaded files?

Is there a way to automatically unzip/untar everything I download? Preferably without installing anything (I already have enough programs running all the time) and something that works with all ...
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terminal tool (linux) for repair corrupted zip files

I've a corrupt zip file. I've tried to repair it with zip -F file.zip and zip -FF file.zip but was not successful. Is there another terminal tool under Linux for repairing?
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How do I reassemble a zip file that has been emailed in multiple parts?

I received 3 emails each containing part of a zip file. The extensions end in .z00, .z01 and .z02. (Emailed as such to get around the typical 10Mb attachment limit per email.) I have put all 3 files ...
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Compressed Folder Wizard - other archive formats

Anybody know of a shell extension to make other archive formats, such as RAR, work with Windows' built-in Compressed Folder Wizard?
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Converting ZIP to RAR and vice versa?

It's just a simple problem that I'm having. I have about 500 RAR archive files and 300 ZIP files which I want to burn on DVD and give to someone else. Basically, these are 800 different archives. Not ...
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Compressing with RAR vs ZIP

A lot of people are compressing files with RAR, sending compressed files with RAR and so on. ZIP is more standard and works on all platforms. Windows users have ZIP included and Linux users have no ...
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How to create a zip file compatible with Windows under Linux

I need to make a zip file available to all my Windows users visitors, so I naively produced a zip file with the Unix zip command (let's call it madeinlinux.zip). It opens successfully with WinRar or ...
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Can you configure Windows to open JAR files like ZIP files without a 3rd party tool?

I'd like to be able to examine the contents of a JAR file without having to install Winzip or some other tool and without having to rename the file. Windows Explorer can open ZIP files just fine; is ...