I have a directory that has 800 files like this:




... etc

I need to create zip files like this

file1.zip (containing file1.png and file1@2x.png)
file2.zip (containing file2.png and file2@2x.png)
file3.zip (containing file3.png and file3@2x.png)

Is there a magic command I can use to do that?


If always there are two, is simple:

for f in file+([0-9]).png; do zip "${f%png}zip" "$f" "${f/./@2x.}"; done

Note that the above will work as is from the command line. If you intend to use it in a script, put shopt -s extglob somewhere before that line. (extglob is enabled by default only in interactive shells.)

In old bash not handling extended patterns this ugly workaround will work, but better change the logic as suggested in another answer by Leonid:

for f in file[0-9].png file*[0-9][0-9].png; do zip "${f%png}zip" "$f" "${f/./@2x.}"; done
  • I am receiving this error after trying your command... -bash: syntax error near unexpected token `(' – SpaceDog Nov 20 '12 at 15:43
  • I am trying it from command line and seeing this error – SpaceDog Nov 20 '12 at 15:47
  • Which bash version you use? Mine is 4.2.37. – manatwork Nov 20 '12 at 15:48
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    extglob is not enabled by default in interactive shells, but maybe your OS ships with a bashrc that turns it on (and extglob has been added to bash in 2.02-alpha1) – Stéphane Chazelas Nov 20 '12 at 21:25
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    No, --enable-extended is enabled by default (opt_extended_glob=yes in configre), but not --enable-extended-glob-default (opt_extglob_default=no), that's an inaccuracy in the documentation. It must have been explicitly enabled by your OS maintainer. But point taken about different bash distributions having different defauts. – Stéphane Chazelas Nov 21 '12 at 8:19

How about a slightly modified version of what was suggested by manatwork? Something like this: for f in file*@2x.png; do zip ${f%@2x.png}.zip $f ${f/@2x./.}; done

It iterates over the 'second in pair' files only, and there's no regexp in the file list generation.

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