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

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osx: selectively zip large number of files: -@ option OK?

I need to make a zip file archiving ~100k files from a directory containing ~500k files. I get "argument list too long" errors when I try the obvious commands: zip archive.zip *pattern*.txt ...
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How can I encrypt a read-only adobe acrobat file?

My brokerage kindly decided to mark my account statement as read-only for my benefit. But, now when I open the statement in Acrobat Pro X in Windows 7, the Encrypt option is grayed out. How can I make ...
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repeat command until process start or timeout unix

Is there anyway to check the number of file in a directory, if the number of files is correct, say 5 files, zip the files with zip -r total.zip. If the number of files is wrong, wait 3 seconds, and ...
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What is the equivalent unix command to a Mac OSX “Compress” menu action?

When I right-click a file in Mac OSX and select "Compress 'File Name'", what is the equivalent bash or terminal command to get the same result? Is it just gzip -9 /path/to/filename?
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unix command zip everything except file ending with _fpartxx

I was wondering, if I have a folder structure like this: /var/www/testing/file1.iso_fpart0 /var/www/testing/file1.iso_fpart1 /var/www/testing/file1.iso_fpart2 /var/www/testing/file1.iso ...
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How to extract a set of zip files from a zip file

Is there a command to extract a set of zip files within another zip file and not extracting all of it ? eg: A.zip has (B.zip, C.zip, c_directory, d.txt) How can extract B.zip and C.zip without ...
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What is the difference between .rar and .zip? [duplicate]

To me it seems that these two file types works exact the same way. Why would people use .rar files (especially for illegal downloads) when .zip is so much more easier to handle? You don't need ...
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shell scripting - How to zip contents inside a folder without the folder itself?

I use this current command that archives the folder "folder-root" and all it's content to a file named "site.zip": zip -r site.zip folder-root/* Problem is - I want to zip the contents of the ...
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How to zip and unzip files on mac OS without losing creation date and time?

On a Mac, When I zip and unzip files using finder or using zip/ditto from command line, I lose the creation date of the files/folders and the creation date is automatically set same as the ...
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Split a folder of files into multiple zip files based on size or # of files

My problem is that the file uploader I'm working with will only allow a zip file with a size of 10mb or less. Unfortunately, I have thousands of files that need to be processed and I do this by ...
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How to zip multiple folders in 7zip?

I have a folder, lets say, MAIN. Inside this folder, there are many folders(say f1,f2,f2...) which has subfolders and files in them. Now I need to zip these folders(f1,f2,f3...) and their contents ...
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How do I zip a folder with 7-zip but not subfolders of that folder?

For instance, if I wanted to zip everything in My Documents, but not subfolders in My Documents, and I also did not know the name of each subfolder.
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How would Apache or Compressed HTTP react to a zip bomb?

inspired by Compress a 1GB file into 200_MB? and the related comments: Many webservers today use a zipped HTTP Version (Gzip afaik). How would Apache or any other server react to a zip bomb? Since ...
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Extracting a Zip File with Japanese Filenames?

I'm trying to extract files from a zip file on Windows 7. The filenames are in Japanese, but they just look like éñé▀é─é±é─ü[é╓é┐éσèGòùé▄é╟é⌐üÖâ}âMâJâZâbâg20110423. They include a 3D model file and ...
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Windows 7 extract and compress zip has been compromised by NCH's Express Zip program. How to fix?

I installed NCH's Express Zip, and now I can no longer use Windows 7's way of extracting and compressing. I would like to get rid of the NCH program and get back the original functionality of windows ...
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How to “unextract” a zip file?

I extracted a zip file into a non-empty folder. The zip file has lots of files and a deep hierarchy, that merged with the existing tree of the target directory. How can I remove the files and ...
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Remove known password from zip archive without extracting

is it possible to remove a known password from a ZIP archive without extracting the actual archive? I have some heavily compressed archives and want to avoid having to extract and rezip each of those ...
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Windows 7 Explorer Preview Pane for zip files

I was wondering if there is a possibility to add .zip file to the explorer preview pane (Windows 7 64 Bit). For example if a folder contains a .zip file i would like to see the content of the .zip ...
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Large zip files content is corrupted when unziped using windows explore

We have a large zip file (25GB) containing mosty pdfs and png files. (about 150000 files) When we unzip the file using windows explore some of the content is corrupted. Some png files shows content ...
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A better way to extract lots of files from zip archive in bash

I have a zip archive with lots of files and a plaintext file with list of files (~10000 items), that I need to extract from that archive using bash. What is the best way to perform that operation? ...
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jzip installed chrome opening www.searchnu.com/102

I am in pain trying to figure out how to remove www.searchnu.com/102 from chrome after installing jzip on my windows 7. How can I do that? Is this a virus? I ran a scan and it didn't return anything
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Uncompressing a file despite CRC errors

I have downloaded a multipart ZIP archive. It contains a video file. Unfortunately, IZarc reports a CRC check fail when extracting the archive. Downloading the archive again is a long task, since I ...
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Font file association has been changed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to restore Windows default Zip file functionality? I seem to be having a bit of a problem. Usually I download free fonts, because it's good to have different ones ...
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zip.exe found in C:\Windows

I was looking at my C:\Windows folder on Windows 7 today and noticed a really old version of zip.exe Copyright (C) 1990-1999 Info-ZIP Type 'zip "-L"' for software license. Zip 2.3 (November 29th ...
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Extracting a zip file via VBScript running as a service

Details OS: Windows 7 UAC: Disabled What: I am running a VBScript that extracts a zip file, and the vbscript is kicked off by Jenkins service. I need to use the VBScript, and I can not use external ...
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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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Zip, tar: is there a file table

Is there a file table, or inode structure (like in filesystems) of a zip or tar file?
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Why should I prefer 7zip over WinZip in Windows environment? [closed]

I know Winzip is not free and 7-zip is free . Other than this is there any reason why I should use 7ZIP over Winzip for compression ? I am using Windows 7 .
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File name: 'winmail.dat' Virus name: 'ExceedinglyInfected'

Everytime I send a zip file off via my corporate account the recipient gets this message back: FILE DELETED The original contents of this file have been replaced with this message because of its ...
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Fix encoding of German umlauts in directories and filenames (ü = u╠ê and so on)

I have many zip-files where there are encoding errors for the German umlauts (äüöÄÜÖß). They show up in both the filename.zip as well as in the included directories and files like this: Fünf = ...
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Is SecureZip compatible with any other ZIP programs?

I put some files into an encrypted archive with Secure Zip (was using a computer at another organization) and emailed them to some people. None of them have Secure Zip (nor do I on any of my own ...
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Installing setuptools for python 2.7.3 on SL6 returns an error that I don't have zlib. But I do

I have a machine running Scientific Linux 6 It comes with Python 2.6 by default I've also installed Python 2.7.3 because I need to run some modules which only work with newest versions. This is ...
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Merging 2 zip files

I have 2 zip files: file1.zip file2.zip I want to compare the two zip files and then only extract the files missing in file2.zip (directory structure intact) so that I can merge them in. ...
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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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Specify directory within zip file when growing archive

I have a file at /tmp/mylib.jar which I would like to put into the lib directory contained in myarchive.zip. I know I can use the -g option to grow the archive, but I'm not sure how to specify the ...
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Multiple folders on server, create zip file for each

I have a large number of folders on a server that I need to zip. Each folder will be zipped to a separate zip file. Zip file name = folder name. After zip is created, delete folder. Can I do ...
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Equivalent to tar's “--strip-components=1” in unzip?

I have a script that extracts a tar.gz-file to a speificed subdirectory mysubfolder: mkdir mysubfolder; tar --extract --file=sourcefile.tar.gz --strip-components=1 --directory=mysubfolder; Is there ...
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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 do I batch decompress so that each file unzips to separate folder?

Does anyone know how to unzip a highlighted list, so they unzip to folders of file name (under Windows)?
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How to extract and erase the original compressed file on Windows 7?

I wonder whether there is an extractor tool that as well as extract the file contents, erase the original compressed file. Thank you.
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Convert 1 zip file into multiple via SSH

i have 1 zip file in my FTP with 10GB i must convert it into multiple zip files, for example 10 zip files with 1GB each. how can i do this via SSH? thx =)
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'zip' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

I am trying the zip functionality on the windows host through command prompt. When I am running the command zip -r folder.zip folder it gives me error msg 'zip' is not recognized as an internal or ...
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How to open vmdk files in VMware? [closed]

I have lots of .vmdk files: blabla-s001.vmdk blabla-s002.vmdk blabla-s003.vmdk How do I open them with VMware?
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Is there a limit to compressed file size on Win XP?

I just compressed 11.6GB of data on my hard drive into a 4GB zip file using Windows XP Compressed Folders, and deleted the original data. I then found that the 4GB zip file is corrupt. Is this simply ...
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Compress files from OS X terminal?

In the Finder, there is this wonderful ability to right click on a file or directory, select compress from the drop-down, and end up with a zipped file. Is it possible to do the same thing from the ...
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Windows zip error: Windows cannot complete the extraction. The destination file could not be created

I have a strange error in Windows 7 when I want to execute/open a file inside ZIP archive. I have two files: File1.dwg File2.dwg The archive is not corrupted ( I checked with 7zip utility ) ...
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Why don't mp3 files use better compression techniques? [closed]

For instance, an mp3 can be losslessly compressed with 7zip to about 25% of its original size. I compressed an album and the whole thing is a 1/4 of the size. Each song is about a 1/4 of the size (a ...
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Unpacking windows PKZIP self extractable in linux

I use Linux, and I want unpack a file that is daily released by an external entity in an self-extractable zip format for windows. If I would do this only once, that would be ok for me to find a ...
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Maintain zip file structure

I have a directory main_folder first_folder second_folder empty.txt another_folder another_empty.txt I want to zip second_folder, and I'm in main_folder, so I zipped with ...
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Zip file structure in Linux

I have a file in folder/football.jpg that I want to zip. So I zip with the command zip folder/football_zip folder/football.jpg It works, except that the Zip file contains the folder folder, which ...