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

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Mount Zip on OSX

Is there any way to mount a zip (or tar, or any compressed file archive) as a volume on OSX? If this is a stupid question for some reason (the structure of zip archives), that would be good to know ...
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How to extract 7z zip and have correct directory strucuture?

XXXhostXXX:temp XXXuserXXX$ ls -a dir1/ . .. a.txt b.txt XXXhostXXX:temp XXXuserXXX$ pwd /Users/XXXuserXXX/temp XXXhostXXX:temp XXXuserXXX$ 7z a -t7z dir1 dir1 7-Zip [64] 9.20 Copyright (c) ...
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Specific password recovery [closed]

I have a zip folder which I saved and password protected. I forgot the password but I know that the password is something like : BlueMonday!2012 or bluemonday2012 I know I can brute force the file ...
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How do I make zip files that unzip cleanly on any OS with native tools?

If I make a zip file on OSX 10.6 with the OS native tool, and unarchive it on Windows 7, it's root directory will be doubly nested in another one with the same name, and it will contain all kinds of ...
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How to unzip zip archives that have more than 260 symbols in their name?

I have a big zip file (approximately 650 MB) that I want to unzip. I already shortened the name of the zip file to just 1 letter and stored it directly on the C: folder. So I can´t shorten the path ...
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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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Is it possible to recursively list zip file contents with 7 zip without extracting

Similar to this question I have a very large zip file which contains other zip files, folders, and files. I want to use 7-zip to extract a list of file names from it, recursing into subfolders and zip ...
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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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Recursively unzip files where they reside, then delete the archives

I goofed up a setting on the backup software I use. Normally I would have the files from a network share get loaded into a spare drive, compressed into zip folders, then sent off to the offsite hub. ...
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Zip into separate files

I need to separate a huge directory into multiple .zip files that are not interdependent on each other. So, instead of: file1.zip file2.z01 file3.z02 I would like the following set of files ...
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Can I stop windows from “Blocking” zip files

When downloading a zip file from the internet, Windows "blocks" it. By that I mean I have to right click>Properties>and click unblock. Is there a way to stop windows from doing this?
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zip: Argument list too long (80.000 files in overall)

I need to compress 80.000 files into multiple zip files. This is the command I use: zip -s 200M photos_test/* However I get the following error: -bash: /usr/bin/zip: Argument list too long What ...
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Why are there binary differences among compressed files generated exactly the same way from the exact same starting file?

I use the "diff" command to compare two compressed files generated using zip on the exact same starting file and they are reported as being different. However, when I uncompress them and use the ...
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Compressing a folder periodically

I need to compress a specific folder in Windows on an hourly basis and move it to a different destination folder. How can I do this?
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GUI zip utility for Mac OS X that supports previewing [closed]

I always miss 7-zip when I'm working on my Mac. Does anyone know of a good GUI utility that allows me to preview zip file contents and do partial extracts? I've seen the Unarchiver and various 7-zip ...
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Unzip file from source to destination within user directory across multiple versions of windows

I have a source zip file which is located in a user's "My Documents" directory. It is guaranteed to always be there. I'm looking for a way to create a batch or script which will let me unzip that file ...
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Why does a zip file appear larger than the source file especially when it is text?

I have a text file that is 19 bytes in size and having compressed the file using zip and 7zip, it appears to be larger. I had a read of the question on Why is a 7zipped file larger than the raw file? ...
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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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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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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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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 ...