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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
0answers
70 views

How to hide error dialog box in 7zip?

I am using "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7zG.exe" -y x -pmypassword "D:\Myfile.rar" -o"D:\Extracted Files\" for extracting a file encrypted with password. Now if 'mypassword' is not the correct password ...
1
vote
2answers
417 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
303 views

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?
9
votes
1answer
265 views

How did this ZIP file print to my command line when I extracted it?

I downloaded a font from www.fontspace.com today. It came in a basic .zip file and so I moved it into its own new folder to extract it (I'm tired of extracting things just to find that they were ...
0
votes
0answers
94 views

Unzip speed on Mac versus Linux

I have a zip file that contains 200mb of data, compressed to an 80mb .ZIP file. Basically it's a website with thousands of files, including code and images, no video. The file was zipped on a linux ...
1
vote
0answers
159 views

Can't extract file with non-ascii name from zip archive

I am using Linux Slackware 14, downloaded a zip archive with a file, containing Russian characters in it's name. Now when I try to unzip it in console, it prints an error and doesn't unzip: bash-4.2$ ...
-1
votes
2answers
147 views

zip subtitle files recursively on linux

I got 2 main folders Peliculas and Series, as you may guess Peliculas has movies on it (some of them on their own folder, the ones that have more than 1 file) and the folder Series has tv shows. What ...
10
votes
1answer
2k views

How to stop 7-Zip from automatically downloading and opening a zip file in Chrome?

I have checked the "Ask where to save each file before downloading" option in Chrome settings yet after installing 7-Zip, every time I click on a link which targets a .zip file: chrome doesn't fire ...
-1
votes
1answer
99 views

How can I add a context menu item in windows 7 that could backup the selected files as zip?

I need to add a context menu item, which will open WinRAR with some args/flags and pass the filenames of those which are selected to it too. For instance, softwares like WinRAR accepts command-line ...
0
votes
0answers
227 views

OSX : Find all zip and rar in a selected folder then unzip and unrar

I am in the process of cleaning a huge library of mangas (mostly -but not only- image files ). Each manga has a main folder containing the different volumes, sometimes in .zip, sometimes in .rar. ...
0
votes
0answers
949 views

is it possible to unzip z01,z02… without .zip?

I have multiple z01,z02, but missing a zip file. Is it still possible to unzip? If not, is there any repair tool that you recommend?
0
votes
1answer
72 views

On OSX, how are zip archives made through Terminal excluding specific files?

On Mac, a lot of excess files are added in a zip archive that can be undesirable on other platforms, mainly .DS_Store files and the main _MACOSX folder. The OSX platform has a zip utility built in, ...
0
votes
0answers
84 views

Batch rearchive zip into 7z using best options and asking for each what to do

Batch repacking zip archives into 7z this one helps a bit, but I would like to get asked for each ZIP files to what to do(opts: delete, repack, leave as it is), and idk if this script does, but after ...
0
votes
1answer
254 views

Why can't you drag/drop files from inside an archive to mounted devices in Windows Explorer?

Why is it when you have an archive open (for example using Winrar) that you can't drag and drop it's contents onto a mounted device in Windows Explorer such as the SD card in cellphones and tablets ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

Unable to extract .zip file of Win8 theme

I downloaded some themes for Windows 8. But when I try to open it, I failed to open the .zip file. Even I was unable to extract the contents. While tried to extract, it was showing error like : The ...
3
votes
1answer
127 views

Is there a way to compress files at different compression levels inside a single 7zip file? [duplicate]

Some files are compressed using their own compression scheme and some aren't. If I try Max compression on an already compressed file, I'll get 1%-2% better compression at most. The amount of time ...
2
votes
1answer
351 views

Remove sub directories / sub folder from zip + rar files

I have a bunch of .zip and .rar files. Many of these files contain subfolders in the archive. I want to remove all the folders from the zip files but keep the other content. e.g. original.zip - ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Can I disable this Windows (XP) Security Warning?

I recently reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows XP (I know I'll have to take the plunge and commit to Win8 "real soon, now", but I'm just not quite ready for the upheaval yet! :) I used ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Command line to extract WinRar .rar to auto-named folder [duplicate]

I am working on streamlining a lot of the processes that I have to do associated with my work (web developer). I am downloading a lot of .zip and .rar files at the moment, and I'd like to create a ...
0
votes
1answer
300 views

Filename encoding broken after unzip on windows

I zipped a directory on my linux server. Many files in the directory have german umlauts in their filename. The filesystem is ext3 and the system locale is set to de_DE.utf8. I used the following ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Adding the date/time (DD/MM/YY HH:MM) information dynamically at the end of ZIP file

I want to add the current date/time (DD/MM/YY HH:MM) information dynamically at the end of ZIP file when backing daily via IBM cognos export. Then How can I export CSV formatted them using script? ...
1
vote
1answer
162 views

Is it possible to write an app that ignores the zip archive password?

I am not sure how password protected archives work but is it the programs enforcing the protection or is it the way the format works where if it's password protected, there is no way to extract the ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

how can I search for a string in a folder that has zip files also

I am trying to search a string in a folder "test". This folder has sub folders and zip files too. I want to search within this directory to find the match. I used zgrep '11:57' test zgrep '11:57' ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

How to zip a file to a certain directory

I've googled this issue and I can't find anything. I'm trying to zip the contents of my htdocs, and so far it's great, but the zipped file always saves in /home, which over times gets annoying. $ ...
1
vote
0answers
375 views

How to open a multiple file spanned zip file using only windows standard tools?

I have a large file that I want to send via email. To get round size limits I can use 7-zip to create a multiple file zip archive and then send the files one per email. Putting this back together ...
0
votes
1answer
386 views

zip sub folders individually

can anyone help me make a batch file for my problem. i have multiple folders that i want to compress individually. root folder 1 file 1 file 2 ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

syntax to archiving individual folders

can somebody tweak/edit this batch command so that it will go to the root directory of each folder before it archive it. for /d %%X in (*) do "c:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" a "%%X.zip" "%%X\" ...
0
votes
1answer
136 views

linux zip command creating temp name

I am creating a python script which will move the fresh zipped files to a hotfolder. But when i am creating a zip file with zip test.zip /opt/test it creates a temp file first, something like xAbCG77, ...
2
votes
4answers
156 views

What other archive formats save Date Created and Date Accessed?

7-Zip on Windows will save the Date Created and Date Accessed when compressing a .zip file, however it does not do this for its (referring to 7-Zip) native .7z format. Any Unix-based formats are ...
0
votes
1answer
112 views

Can I mount a (zip) archive in cygwin?

I do not see any example in http://www.cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using.html#mount-table =
-2
votes
1answer
146 views

Read the contents of a zipped file without extraction just 1 level?

unzip options -t and -l lists entire zip, even sub directories. Is there an option of unzip to read contents just 1 level ? It should list immediate contents of zip. It should not list contents of ...
2
votes
2answers
365 views

Recursively zip files into .cbz-files based on folder in command line

I'm trying to figure out how to write a script to automate creating .cbz files from images in folders on OSX. My directory tree will look like this: /toplevel/ cbz/ comics/ Comic1/ ...
0
votes
0answers
137 views

How to extract multiple zip files with possible duplicate file names in a single folder

I have a list of many zip files(with duplicate names) that need to be downloaded(maybe by wget) each of them contain a single file , I need to extract all of them into a single directory , but due to ...
9
votes
4answers
7k views

Is there a way to edit files inside of a zip file without explicitly extracting them first?

I sometimes need to make changes to a .zip or .jar file, so I usually move the file to /tmp, extract all the files with unzip, edit a few files, and then re-zip up the files. This works, but it can ...
0
votes
1answer
254 views

Fixing truncated *zip with Terminal, keep getting stuck

I have a *zip containing a lot of pictures from the past year, and it compressed incorrectly and is missing its end statement. I've been using "zip -FF" in Terminal, but it keeps getting stuck on a ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How to compress only files without their parent directory?

I'm trying to compress files in a directory. Let's assume the directory is "test". when I execute the following command and unzip the file, I get "test" folder and files inside the test folder. zip ...
1
vote
1answer
269 views

Search for two strings within zip archives

Hope someone can help. I have a series of zip files. These zip files contain email files (.eml) I need to find all files between two people. I can find on of them easily using an answer I found in ...
0
votes
2answers
811 views

Zipping Epub: Mimetype file should contain only the string “application/epub+zip”

I followed this tutorial to create an epub file. The mimetype file only contains application/epub+zip and should not be compressed. However, the zip commands that were recommended to achieve the ...
1
vote
4answers
221 views

Does archive size of tar, zip and rar effect the time it takes to delete a file from it?

Does it take a longer time to delete files from a large tar zip and rar archive than a smaller one? I would think that for a file to be deleted from an archive, all the data that exists after the ...
0
votes
0answers
82 views

Empty .zip file at end of Windows Backup & Restore backup

I have a Windows 7 or Vista computer that was backed up onto an external drive (WD Passport) using Windows Backup & Restore every week for almost a year. Now I am viewing these files on a Windows ...
2
votes
0answers
67 views

Cross-platform owernship of files in a .zip folder

I have a PHP app that creates a .zip folder out of files that are restricted to specific groups using ACL, then submits it to the user to download. Specifically, everyone is allowed to read them, but ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

Zip images in directory

I have a directory of directories. Each directory contains ~100 images. I want to create a zip for each directory. How can I do that?
3
votes
3answers
428 views

Display deflation percentage of tar command (like zip command)

This question may sound weird but I would like to know if there is a possibility to display the deflation percentage of the files processed in the tar command. I use this command tar -cjvf ...
0
votes
1answer
311 views

How to create ZIPs with the content of every folder [duplicate]

I have several folders and I need to compress the content of each folder in a separate ZIP file. However, every ZIP should only contain the content of each folder and not the folder itself. The ...
0
votes
1answer
630 views

How to recursively zip utf-8 files and folders from a batch file?

I have a folder named "Attachments2". I'm working in windows 7 and am using zip.exe downloaded from cygwin to zip this folder. In this folder there are folders and files which have Hebrew characters ...
0
votes
2answers
156 views

How to create a zip file of all PDF files in different subfolders?

My directory structure is as follows: application ├── CV │   └── CV.pdf ├── Cover_letter │   └── Cover_letter.pdf ├── Transcripts │   ├── BSC.pdf │   └── MSC.pdf └── references ├── ref1.pdf ...
1
vote
0answers
170 views

How can I create a self-extracting executable from the windows command line that accepts the default install directory as a parameter?

I have tried several different methods including winzip command line and 7zip, but I cannot find a method that will let me create a self-extracting executable that will extract to a specific directory ...
1
vote
3answers
5k views

Batch file to ZIP only files in directory or sub directory

I wanted to know if possible how to create a command line to do the following - if a directory exist ZIP only the contents into a ZIP file. If a directory has sub-directories ZIP only the contents ...
0
votes
3answers
136 views

Listing files, including archive contents

Is there some method to find, from the shell, all files matching a file pattern including those inside archives (specifically: zip archives)? The simulation package "VASP" produces files called ...