Linux - Managing your ZIP files

ZIP files are specifically used under Microsoft Windows. Under Linux, the compression format is theGZip (.Gz) format or Tarball(.Tar.gz).

You can compress and decompress ZIP files with zip / unzip, available on most distributions.
  • To compress a set of files, use the following command:
    • zip-r file_directory  
  • The -r indicates that the contents of the directory must be compressed as well as sub-directories.
  • To unzip a file, use the following command:
    • unzip-d destination

Published by deri58. Latest update on March 27, 2011 at 08:14 AM by deri58.
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