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How can I zip a directory like -foo? $ zip "-foo" "-foo" shows only help page.

I think -foo is recognized as a options, but I don't know how to solve it.

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The general way for doing things like this is to prefix the file name with ./.

zip ./-foo

This technique works most other utilities which accept a file name as an argument.

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zip -- -foo

Simply put -- before the filename(s).

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Try using --

For example:

zip -- -folder
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