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

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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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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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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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How can i recover a zip password using CUDA (GPU)?

How can i recover a zip password on linux using CUDA (GPU). For the past two days i tried using "fcrackzip" but it's too slow Few months back i saw some application that can use GPU / CUDA and get ...
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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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powershell cmd script of out-zip.ps1

i have found this powershell script online and i would like to run this from a batchfile. Can anyone give me the correct syntax for this script. And if possible make it possible to input multiple ...
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Tool to mount a zip/rar/* archive as a Win drive and be able to read/write as a normal device?

I'm looking for some tool that, given a zip/rar/tar/* archive file, mounts it as a new Windows drive. Some tools are WinMount or WinArchive, but I need one that allows me to write/create/delete files ...
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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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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 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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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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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 make 7-Zip faster

I normally use WinRAR over 7-Zip simply because it's faster and only a little less efficient with compression. I did a few tests on different filetypes and sizes comparing the 7-Zip and WinRAR default ...
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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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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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Setting WinRAR to exclude files with the exact filename I specify from being extracted from an archive

How can I configure WinRAR to exclude files with the exact filenames: thumbs.db or .DS_Store (ignoring case) from being extracted from an archive (all directory levels within an archive)? Files with ...
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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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Change the “temp” folder used when zipping/archiving files?

I'm trying to zip up a huge file, but it fails since my C:\ drive doesn't have enough space. How do change it to use another drive?
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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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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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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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How to create a zip file compatible with Windows under Linux

I need to make a zip file available to all my Windows users visitors, so I naively produced a zip file with the Unix zip command (let's call it madeinlinux.zip). It opens successfully with WinRar or ...
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How can I create ZIP64 file and test it?

I need a zip file (ZIP64) for a test case, I put a bigfile of 5GB full of zeros and zipped it, but I don't know if is ZIP64. Should the ZIP file exceed 4Gb to be ZIP64? A 4Gb file for a test case ...
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Bash command to compress folder(s) with a password

How can I compress two folders into archive file (zip, gzip or something like that) with a password on the files? For example I have folder structure: rootDir dir1 dir2 dir3 dir4 I need bash ...
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Compressing with RAR vs ZIP

A lot of people are compressing files with RAR, sending compressed files with RAR and so on. ZIP is more standard and works on all platforms. Windows users have ZIP included and Linux users have no ...
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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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How secure are password-protected zip files?

In modern zip utilities like 7zip, you can specify a password when creating a .ZIP file. But, how secure is this? What encryption algorithm(s) are used to secure password-protected zip files?
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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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Include empty directories in zip file with Linux

I'm trying to zip a directory a linux using the following command: zip -r file.zip . This works, but it isn't include the empty directories that I want to be included in the zip file. How can I get ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Does dragging and dropping an audio file from a zip archive give the same result as extracting it?

I have been downloading podcasts and audiobooks from the Internet. Some sites put them in zip files, often including the _MACOSX files. The files are in mp3 and m4b formats and if I drag and drop them ...
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Why do large zip files become corrupted so often after downloading?

It seems that when I use a web browser to download a large zip file (2-4gb), I go to unzip it and viola, corrupted. This happens so often. Are browsers not reliable means to download a file (http) ? ...
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Would knowing the file names of password protected ZIP/RAR assist in cracking?

So I have a couple of password protected rars and zips (don't worry, this is for educational reasons only). I know the exact names of the files in those rars and zips. Dictionary attacking the files ...