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

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tar – extract discarding directory structure

unzip has a nifty option -j, whereby the directory structure of the archive is discarded, and all files are extracted into the same directory. Is there a way of making tar work in the same way? ...
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Windows folder has readonly attribute that cannot be removed

I have a zip file containing Eclipse workspace. When I unzip it all the extracted folders have read only attribute set to true. When I uncheck "read only" in properties dialog and click apply the ...
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How to rename 7-Zip split files as name_00N.zip instead of name.zip.00N

On Windows, when I create .zip split files with volumes less than 20MB with a command like: 7z a name.zip files\* -v20M I get one or more files named name.zip.001, name.zip.002, etc. I need to ...
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How to download single large size zip file into chunks from internet

The network on which i'm connected having restriction that I can't download single file which has size larger than 100 MB and I want to download a large single zip file (around 1.1 GB) from internet. ...
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Zip files that are downloaded get corrupted many times randomly

I regularly download my torrent directly, instead of using a client, via filestream. Lately I've noticed that my downloads get corrupted many a times, especially zip files. Yesterday I downloaded a 8 ...
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zip: Unexpected end of archive

When I try to extract my 1.15GB downloaded .zip file am getting following error: ! D:\N750XXUCNG6_N750ODDCNG5_INU.zip: Unexpected end of archive I have tried this ...
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How to make index of all files in directory, including subdirectiories and contents of ZIP files?

I need to make list of all files and folders in directory and its subdirectories, including contents of ZIP files. Is there any program that can create nice list of contents?
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How could I portably split large backup files over multiple discs?

Context: I make backups / archives, primarily of photos. I'm experimenting with Bup, which is designed for backup to hard disk. Basically it creates Git repos which include packfiles of up to 1GB. ...
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Compressing an OS after some slight changes has yielded massively different results - why?

I am using SUSE Linux on a Virtual Machine through VMWare Workstation. This morning, I zipped up a copy of the folder containing my VM (.vmx, .vmdk, .vmem, single snapshot and all) and sent it to my ...
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Error while zipping files with unicode characters in names with Win7's “send to > compressed (zipped) folder”

When I try to zip files containing unicode characters in their names, such as © or ™, I get the following error: [Window Title] Compressed (zipped) Folders Error [Content] 'C:\Asd™.txt' ...
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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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Linux zip and exclude directory in Bash script

I am trying to write a bash/shell script to zip up a specific folder and ignore certain sub-dirs in that folder. This is the folder I am trying to zip "sync_test5": My bash script generates an ...
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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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When putting two identical files in a .zip, they take 2x space, can this be avoided

Say that you have a file you want to put in a .zip archive: zip a1.zip foo.dll My test .dll file is ~10MB, and the archive turns out to be 3.5MB Then you create a file with the exact same ...
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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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Compress / Zip a folder periodically but use minimal CPU?

Similar to this question except, I need it to run with minimal CPU on the background? Also, if there's a 7zip solution that will be nice.
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Have a self extract archive extract to specific folder

How can I create a self extracting archive that will extract the contents into a specific folder? Any program or method is acceptable on windows.
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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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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 can I test all zip files in a folder to verify if they are corrupted or not?

There was a utility a long time ago called CFAtest that was doing this quite nicely, but it has disappeared. Basically, I am looking for a similar tool (preferably graphical) that will traverse a ...
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Using a .bat file to pull a string from a text file within a zip folder

So, please bear with me. This is only the second batch file I've ever written and my first post anywhere on StackExchange. I'm writing a batch file that tells a remote server to run HP Array ...
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Zip Icon changed to a blue 'A' associated with fontview.exe

I made the mistake of associating fontview.exe in the right click "Open With" window, trying to install a font from a zip folder in Windows 7. Now all my zip folders now have a blue "A" on them and ...
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Downloading files from zip and extracting suddenly extracts random things?

I recently downloaded a gmod map of 5 mb and I got like 70 gb left as storage. Now I tried extracting the map to the desktop and all of a sudden it says:"Cant extract, need 11.7gb to extract" So I ...
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intercept zip file download request to view contents?

user 'A' downloads a zip file from a web server via HTTP/HTTPS, and after downloading he immediately deletes that zip file from server. In this scenario,can user 'B' (not having direct access to ...
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Force all files in a NTFS compressed folder to automatically compress [Windows]

Is it possible to keep all the files within a NTFS-compressed folder compressed? For example, if I have a compressed a folder using NTFS compression, it will compress all the files inside the folder ...
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Can Double Zipping Cause Problems?

I have a directory that I have been storing a ton of files in. Among the 10ish types of files there are also .zips of other directories. In my personal experience I vaguely remember issues when ...
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Why is a 7zipped file larger than the raw file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why doesn't ZIP Compression compress anything? I tried 7zipping an .exe file but it actually became larger. Is this the expected result?
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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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Batch Script to ZIP Together Files With Same Names

I have 314 vector images I'm looking to submit to the various stock image sites I'm a contributor to, but a number of these require that the vectors be bundled into a ZIP folder with a JPEG preview ...
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Make a zip file, from string

I am downloading a zip file from the internet and I get it as a plain text string. I now want to save this to the disk, but how should I convert this text string to a file buffer? What is needed to be ...
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Compressed file with a header containing all files within it, at the beginning of the file

I have noticed that most files resulting from a compression / archive process do not have a list of the files contained at the beginning of the resulting file, but rather at the end of it. For ...
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How to unzip selected files of a zip file in Mac

I have some very large zip files contains thousands of files. I only need to unzip one or two files within it. In Windows, this can be easily done with most common programs like WinRAR or WinZIP. But ...
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How to crack a password protected zip file

I recently downloaded a piece of software that came in a .ZIP archive, but the .EXE software inside of the archive had a password on it. The website that I would have gotten the password from closed ...
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Is there any solution/utilities to compress and upload a large file simultenously?

Upload a large file via broadband connection takes time. Compress the file using max. compression ratio before upload also consume time. Is there any solution that may compress and upload file to ...
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ZIP will not extract all files on Debian

My machine runs Debian 6.0.7 and I have Zip 3.0 (July 5th 2008), by Info-ZIP. When I try to unzip a .zip file, 2~3 times out of 10 it would not extract everything. There would be 2-3 files missing. ...
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List contents of zip archive via stdin

Is there a "magic" way to list the contents of a Zip archive piped in via stdin? For instance: $ some_process_sending_files_in_one_zip_stream_to_stdout | gunzip -l - ... listing of files ... When ...
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How can I achieve the maximum zip compression? [closed]

I would like to make a "standard" zip file which contain .jpg images. Which software and switches / options should I use to achieve the maximum compression ratio? I mean maybe I can make a solid ...
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Why does zipping a zipped file not reduce its size?

Based on the idea that a zipped file is a new binary file, why can't I reduce a Zip's size by zipping it again and again – up to a very small resulting file?
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How do I create separate zip files for each selected file/directory in 7zip?

This is the internal zip packer from Total Commander: However I want to use my 7zip packer. When I select 5 files, I get 5 separate .zip archives for each selected file. How do I do that in 7zip?
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Can you zip a file from the command prompt using ONLY Windows' built-in capability to zip files?

I have a batch file that outputs a text file. I thought it would be nice if I could zip it up too. This will be used in an uncontrolled environment, so I can't make assumptions about the presence of ...
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Recursively process zip archives to extract files while discarding specific format of files

On my Windows 7 machine, I have a directory full of downloaded dumps in ZIP archives. Each archive contains few text files, PDFs and rarely XML files. I want to extract all the contents of each ZIP ...
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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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Calculations for groups of data

I have 3 columns of data in an excel sheet. The first column represents zip codes, the second represents values in that zip code and the third column represents the frequency of that value in the zip ...
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Attach Zip Drive To Hard Disk Enclosure

I have a 3.5 inch IDE/SATA (it has cables for both) enclosure, an old internal IDE Zip drive and 20 Zip disks. I just want to pull whatever's on them off and store the files somewhere else. I'm not ...
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Linux unzip command: Option to force overwrite?

I am writing a shell script that unzips a ZIP file into an existing hierarchy of files, potentially overwriting some of the files. The problem is that the unzip command asks for confirmation: replace ...
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Windows command line ZIP extraction with checksum or similar?

What I need to do, at the command line, is: Extract the contents of a a ZIP archive. Change an arbitrary number of the extracted files. Repeat step 1, but because it is a huge archive, only extract ...
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Cannot complete the compressed folder extraction wizard

Recently my friend archived a folder in linux (Redhat) and uploaded in Google Drive. I have downloaded the .zip file and trying in it to unzip in windows 7. I am receiving following error: Cannot ...
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Why would my zipped file be the same size as the uncompressed files? [duplicate]

I am trying to zip 13 mp4s. The uncompressed versions of those files are 2.69GB. But when I zip them with 7zip, using Ultra compression level and any of the compression methods - including LZMA, the ...
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Error when trying to extract files from a zip file

When I try to extract files and opening the zip itself I get this error: ! C:\Users\Loko\Downloads\Textbook_1.zip: Unexpected end of archive Some people say redownloading is the only fix but it ...
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How to use Linux zip to sync files

I want to "sync" my files to the zip, creating any new ones, updating any new ones, and the deleting ones from the zip that no longer exist. When I used -du, I see zip error: Invalid command ...