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

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Command line - Some questions

I've created a batch file for zipping selected items in a folder. (The file is placed in 'Send to'). If I use the following code: for %%* in (.) do set CurrentFolder=%%~n* "C:\Program ...
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Zip files and Volume Shadow Copy

I back a lot of data up using WinRAR and I create a .rar file from these backups. Since I back up about 20GB of data at a time this process takes some time. Sometimes I need to open a few of the ...
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Which archive file formats provide recovery protection against file corruption?

I use my external HDD to back up my files, by putting them into large archive files. I have thousands of tiny files, and put them into archives of 500MB to 4.2GB in size, before sending them to the ...
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Browse archived website

I have html/webpage files stored in a folder locally on my machine. I can view this content just fine using any browser. However, long term, I would prefer to have the contents stored inside of some ...
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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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Unzip error “End-of-central-directory signature not found”

I have a ZIP file that open in Windown/MS Word, (actually it is a .DOCX file). Opening it with LibreOffice / Mac produces: General Error. General input/output error. File says: ../Commission ...
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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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Creating a zip file with a timestamp

I have been trying to create a script which compresses a directory with a timestamp and move it to another location on the same server, but I cant seem to get TESTDATE to display on the zip file, ...
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How to add “extract here” or “p7zip” menu item? (Gnome3, Nemo)

I'm using Fedora 20 with Gnome3 and Nemo. I installed p7zip but I don't see a p7zip or "extract here" item when right-clicking on a .zip What can I do?
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While compressing the folder many other zip files creating during the process

I seen a strange thing never seen before while compressing the folder into the zip. When I start zipping my folder there are many zip files showing automatically during the process. Like say the ...
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ZSH browse content of zip file

Is there any way or plugin for zsh where I can browse content of zip files in place instead of unzipping zip file and than making zip again? I want to achieve same behavior as in Midnight Commander ...
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How do i unzip files from a nested folder?

Say i have the following .zip file: ZipFile.zip /zipfolder/ this.file that.file theother.file When i try: unzip ~/path/to/my/ZipFile.zip -d ~/path/to/my/destination/ ...
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What are the default programs to open docx, PDF and ZIP files on OS X?

I'm writing an article about DOCX, PDF and ZIP extensions. But first, I need to know the programs which are used to open these extension as default (without any third-party applications). I don't ...
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Using command-line to pack files individually into .zip format while keeping directory structure

I'm trying to create a cmd script that recursively traverses a directory and zip each file individually. This I have done here: for /R %%b IN (*.*) do ( "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" a ...
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Unix zip: zip multiple folders in to one zip file without creating a top containing folder

I have a folder like this: -resources --graphics --sounds I want to zip graphics and sounds folder into a .zip file named resources.zip, which I will use zip -r resources.zip graphics/ sounds/ ...
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Search zipped *and* non-zipped files in one hit

I have a folder with a mix of zipped and unzipped log files which i want to search. I can search the non-zipped with grep -r "my-search-string" /path/to/folder and search the zipped files with ...
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Download zip/tar Github repository with .git metadata?

I need to download zip/tar Git repositories from Github and get not just the source but also the .git directory. I'm aware I could use git clone, but this is for an tool that runs on systems that may ...
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Re-zip archives with the compression level “No Compression”

I am running Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64. I have a folder containing hundreds of ZIP archives (aka Compressed folders). I need the fastest way to convert them (preferably, in-place) to vaild ZIP ...
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.zip file got corrupted while scp through 2 linux servers

A .zip file was copied by scp command from a Linux server to another Linux server and the zip file got corrupted and showed the following message. "Unzipping the list file failed. Unexpected end of ...
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Does creating a tar file need more space?

HTTP File Server or HFS is a small utility which allows one to share files with others by creating http links for every file Now when I want to download multiple files, the software creates a "tar" ...
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Can a zip file contain hidden files?

In Windows, a file can have an attribute marking it as hidden. In linux, a file's permissions can be set so that some users can not read/write the file (making it somewhat hidden to some users). Can ...
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Search .zip files for sizes

I have a directory with many .zip files. I wish to search through them to match an uncompressed file size (I am trying to find which .zip my file originated in, and the name's been changed). IDEALLY, ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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$ ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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?
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 - ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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' ...
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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. $ ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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\" ...
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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, ...