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

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Zip Multiple Text Files from Multiple Directories into One ZIP File in One Command in Bash

I have an account on AWS and I use S3 for storing data. I have commands that will enable me to zip data files like so: data.zip s3_dir/level-1/level-2/*/*/data.txt But there are, say, 50 or more ...
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How do I stop using Winzip and let Windows handle .zip files natively?

Anytime I download a .zip file or create a compressed folder, my PC makes it a Winzip file, which is no good because I don't want to pay their fee to get the full version (the version I have was a ...
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Converting Filename Encoding

my operating system is Arch Linux. I am trying to extract a .zip archive that contains CJK characters in its filenames. It was most likely created on a Windows machine. I tried the unzip utility and ...
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Automating Unzip

I would like to know if it's possible, or if a program exists that "watches" a folder for .zip files, and automatically unzips them and deletes the original.zip. Sure I can download a file.zip, but ...
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Link that automatically starts zip file download?

I've seen sites where they link to files, and when clicked it begins thendownload of that zip. How would I go about creating that in my tumblr blog, if it's even possible?
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How do delete *.jpg files from an already existing Archive?

I have at least 40 archive files, 100 MB each, which also includes many .jpg files within. How I can delete the .jpg files from these archives easily? To be more exact, I am looking for a way to ...
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How to restore the ZIP icon on a file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to restore Windows default Zip file functionality? I downloaded a game which was at first in a ZIP file. I don't know how but now every time I click it, it opens in a ...
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How to zip a big folder into small files limited to 20Mb?

I'm looking for way to zip a big folder into many 20Mb files. I don't want the zip file split into smaller ones. Instead I want to group some sub files/folders into groups which is 20Mb when zipped. ...
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rar & zip password recovery [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ZIP password recovery I have rar & zip files that I made a year ago and I don't remember the password. Is there a way to recover it?
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Properly extracting archives with Mac metadata

Someone has sent me a zip file containing some fonts. I extracted it using unzip under Linux, and there are empty files in the top level of the archive, and some files similarly named but beginning ...
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Creating a zip archive from Windows command line [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create .zip folder from the command line - (Windows) Is it possible to create a zip archive from the Windows command line without any 3rd party tools (7-Zip, WinZip, etc.)?
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Restoring ancient zip file spanning floppy disks: pkzipfix equivalents?

I'm about to attempt something odd, and before I wasted time going down the wrong paths, I thought I'd see if anyone here has done this before. I have a zip file created in DOS (in 1997?) with pkzip ...
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List files inside ZIP

I've got ~50 zip files, each containing a similar directory structure but with different files inside. Is there a way I can easily dir the contents of those zips? I'm interested in creating a list ...
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Trouple unzipping a 4GB .zip file on CentOS 5.5

I am in the process of moving from a windows to a linux box. I zipped a folder of images on the windows box and ftpd it to the linux box. When I try to unzip the file I get: error: Zip file too big (...
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Opening a password protected zip file in Windows XP

My friend wants to send me an encrypted zip file that he created using $ zip -e file.zip file2.zip Will I be able to open that with the native Windows XP pk zip implementation?
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ZIP password recovery [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: zip password crack possible? I have a zip file to be password-recovered. I don't remember the password itself, but I remember what type (a capital or small letter or a ...
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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 has ...
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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 Data\...
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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? The reason I ask is I have a website ...
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I need an unzip command line tool for Windows, that supports redistribution

I'm building a small client app that downloads a specific .zip file form a website and needs to unzip the file. it would be easiest for me if i could have a command line unzip utility that supports ...
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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 source. ...
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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 ./artist3/...
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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 /var/www/...
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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 ? The ...
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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 not?...
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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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Unzipping files in unattended mode

When I use the unzip command from Linux machine and the files under ZIP already exists on my local directory, I get the interactive question: (if I want to replace the files from the ZIP with the ...
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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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unzip zip files that are contained in a zip file on windows

I have a zip file results.zip. It contains two folders that contain a bunch of zip files -- PASS/test1.zip, FAIL/test2.zip, FAIL/test3.zip. On linux it is trivial to unzip these in a couple of steps: ...
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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 ...