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

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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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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 ...
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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 ...