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zip

Package and compress (archive) files into zip archive. See also: unzip. More information: https://manned.org/zip.

  • Add files/directories to a specific archive ([r]ecursively):

zip -r {{path/to/compressed.zip}} {{path/to/file_or_directory1 path/to/file_or_directory2 ...}}

  • Remove files/directories from a specific archive ([d]elete):

zip -d {{path/to/compressed.zip}} {{path/to/file_or_directory1 path/to/file_or_directory2 ...}}

  • Archive files/directories e[x]cluding specified ones:

zip -r {{path/to/compressed.zip}} {{path/to/file_or_directory1 path/to/file_or_directory2 ...}} -x {{path/to/excluded_files_or_directories}}

  • Archive files/directories with a specific compression level (0 - the lowest, 9 - the highest):

zip -r -{{0..9}} {{path/to/compressed.zip}} {{path/to/file_or_directory1 path/to/file_or_directory2 ...}}

  • Create an [e]ncrypted archive with a specific password:

zip -r -e {{path/to/compressed.zip}} {{path/to/file_or_directory1 path/to/file_or_directory2 ...}}

  • Archive files/directories to a multi-part [s]plit zip archive (e.g. 3 GB parts):

zip -r -s {{3g}} {{path/to/compressed.zip}} {{path/to/file_or_directory1 path/to/file_or_directory2 ...}}

  • Print a specific archive contents:

zip -sf {{path/to/compressed.zip}}