Zip is a file format used for data compression and archiving.

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Compress and remove original directory with limited storage

On my 3 TB external hard drive, I have a 2.7 TB directory containing relatively small files. I would like to compress this 2.7 TB directory and remove it to keep only the compressed version. The issue ...
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Cursor points to bottom when a zip file is opened with vim

I am trying to open a .zip file via vim. By default the cursor points to the bottom of the file once it opens. How can I bring the cursor to the beginning of the file as soon as I open a zip file? ...
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How to zip folder content on Ubuntu without keep the folder structure(path)

How can I compress a directory content without compress the full path folder structure too. I am using this command to zip a folder content under var/www/ directory, but when I unzip the application....
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Listing the files from the nested zip file without extracing

I have nested zip files and i need to list the file names without extracting in the temp location. Using shell script. Please let me know if we have any work around Expample : Zip1 text1 ...
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Create zip archive based on number of files

SunOS 5.8 Directory structure /TEST/CHM CHM A file1.txt file2.txt B file3.txt C file4.txt file5.txt file6.txt If the parent directory CHM has less than 8 ...
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How to package web-inf/* and meta-inf/* to a war file via zip command?

I have a foo.war file (JSF web app). I unzipped it just fine. unzip foo.war Then meta-inf and web-inf folders are extracted. I made a change to a properties file inside of web-inf and I repackageed ...
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zipping files without changed its ownership

I understand now that i cant give away files Using chown as i am a normal user and not the one with root permissions . Now my problem is I have a whole bunch of files with write permissions on them ...
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If umask is same when why unzip <filename> on two different hosts getting permissions different

umask on two hosts is same ( 0027 ) Still when i unzip the same file ( MD5 match), the permissions of same unzipped file differ in directory and file permission in two hosts. How can it be possible ?...
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CentOS - 7za - Extract file with password

I have a .7z file which I need to extract the contents of. The problem is, that it's password protected and currently, I have to SSH into the server and enter the password. I would like to this ...
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When I extract a zip file on my hosted server the permissions are different than my own server. How do I simulate the extraction on my hosted server?

I have an application, let's say Bootstraptor. When I extract it on my hosted server, it extracts fine and all the directories have permissions 755 and the files have 644. And the application works ...
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Working with the option -x in zip

I can't manage to figure out the -x option in the command zip. I want to compress a working folder to save it as a backup, but I have some files and a directory that contains huge files that I don't ...
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Order a list of files, by date modified, then unzip them in that order

I have a list of zip files, that must be extracted by date modified, they contain updated images and the strange way the local mls provides them means that newer zip files container newer versions of ...
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Archive Manager doesn't show file with the name “-”

Given that I made a .zip file by piping from stdin like this: $ echo foo | zip temp.zip - This produces an archive OK (with the data in a file named "-"): $ unzip -t temp.zip Archive: temp.zip ...
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sync two zip archives (with minimal I/O)?

zip itself can freshen an archive to reflect the current filesystem (e.g. -FS). It only updates zip entries with outdated timestamps. Is there a tool that updates a 2.zip file so that it becomes ...
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ZIP password finders for Linux?

I'm trying to extract ZIP files for an encrypted archive I've forgotten the password for. So far I've found the tool fcrackzip which does what I want, but its own manpage states that it has numerous ...
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Password protected zip archives open without password

I have a zip archive that is password protected in linux(the password is "secret"). However, whenever I try to open the zip file I am not prompted for a password or anything. I also have a python ...
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Where is my 7za data being written to

I have a weird question about 7za on Centos 7. I am adding a file to a 7za archive using the following command (the total size of the directory is around 40GB) /usr/bin/7za a -ppassword -t7z -mmt=off ...
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Archive for root file system with quick random access

I need file archive format with the following features It is compressed (not plain tar or iso). It can backup (and restore) linux root file system keeping owners, symlinks, sparse files, devices, ...
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Ubuntu unzip error: sysmalloc assertion failed

I'm trying to unzip a multipart zip file (that I had originally zipped in Windows using WinRAR). The file consists of 4 parts: me.zip and me.z01, me.z02, me.z03 and me.z04. The command I'm using to ...
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unzipping files with non-ASCII charactes in the file names

On the Linux distribution that I use, I have been frustrated with the unzip command since every time I have unzipped files where the file names contain non-ASCII characters, the command mangles the ...
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Extracting zip inside Midnight Commander, full window goes grey

When extracting a zip file inside Midnight Commander the full putty window goes grey. Extract at least two files from the archive. The extraction succeeds but screen goes nuts (of course it get back ...
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how to exclude specific subfolder when creating zip file via command line linux

I do want to exclude subfolder like uploads/2015/OtherSubfolderName through command line. I have tried with below command, its working fine. zip -r zipfile.zip public_html -x *uploads* but can we ...
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zip command is failing during high memory usage

We have several perl scripts, which generates and emails reports. The script that emails the files expects a .zip extension. The report scripts generates a .txt or .xls file and then runs the ...