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June 2, 2008

How to zip files on linux

Filed under: linux — Tags: , , — egoleo @ 9:55 am

Ziping files on linux using shell is one of the most easy things to do
but today i got a bit confused when a friend asked me how to zip a file with
a different name.
example : normally i zip with the source and target name all been same.

zip -r foobar foobar

which will result in

foobar.zip

but what my friend wanted was having a different name for the result.

So i had to jump straight to the linux channel on IRC. below is what i learnt from there.

zip -r foo.zip bar

which results in foo.zip

what abt unziping too

unzip foo.zip

but what about unziping to have different name .

unzip foo.zip && mv foo bar

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