I'm working with an external company who is using AIX (version unknown) as their platform. They are required to FTP me a ZIP file containing multiple files.
Does the UNIX utility zip exist on a standard AIX install?
I ask this question because they are telling me it does not, but I find this hard to believe, as my UNIX in a nutshell book tells me that zip is a common UNIX utility.
I found this page that alludes to a toolbox that can be installed to allow a developer to use zip: aix linux toolbox, which implies it may not come as standard.
If zip turns out to not actually available, what utilities could be used in its place to create a zip of files? I actually need ZIP format, so tarballs etc. are not an option.
- Does AIX come with zip by default?
- If not, can zip be installed on AIX? Is the aix toolbox an option?
- If zip is unavailable, and can't be installed, are the any other options for creating a zip archive?
I'm aware that one of the systems has to change, and that it would have been better to take what AIX can easily produce; I'm just trying to "get things done", and it doesn't seem a big deal to me to get zip installed on AIX, but maybe I'm missing something. Licensing perhaps?