Best Zip Command With Examples In Linux

Zip Command is a tool used in Linux to Compress a file or a Directory to reduce its Size, There are so many other Useful features are there in zipping like compress so many files into one file, Protect the zip file with Password, Encrypt the zip file and So on.

Let’s take a Scenario Like I have to send an mail with attachment and the file size is 15MB but my attachment size limit is 12MB, in that case, I can use zip command to compress the file and reduce its the size.

Best Zip Command With Examples In Linux

Best Zip Commands With Examples In Linux

Best Zip Command With Examples In Linux:

So In this article, we are going to discuss briefly zip Commands.

1. Compress a File using zip Command

Compress a file using zip as shown below.

Example :

Here We have a file named doc.txt, Let’s Compress the file using the below command.

   
   [[email protected] ~]# zip doc.zip doc.txt 
     adding: doc.txt (stored 0%)
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  doc.txt  doc.zip  install.log  install.log.syslog
   [[email protected] ~]# 

2. Compress Multiple Files using zip command

To Compress multiple files use the below command.

Example :

We have Some files like doc1.txt, doc2.txt, doc3.txt, doc4.txt, doc5.txt so let’s Compress it using zip command.

   
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  doc1.txt  doc3.txt  doc5.txt     install.log.syslog
   Desktop          doc2.txt  doc4.txt  install.log

   [[email protected] ~]# zip doc.zip doc1.txt doc2.txt doc3.txt doc4.txt doc5.txt   #  Compress Multiple Files at Once
     adding: doc1.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: doc2.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: doc3.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: doc4.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: doc5.txt (stored 0%)
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  doc1.txt  doc3.txt  doc5.txt  install.log
   Desktop          doc2.txt  doc4.txt  doc.zip   install.log.syslog
   [[email protected] ~]# 

3. Exclude files from being zip

I have so many data like Text Files, Office Documents, PDF Files, and so on and want to Compress all Files using zip excluding PDF files ( means I don’t want to Compress PDF Files), So follow the below Command to do the same. We can do this using the zip command with Option x

Example :

   
   [[email protected] ~]# ls mydata/
   doc1.txt  doc3.txt  doc5.txt   file2.pdf  file4.pdf
   doc2.txt  doc4.txt  file1.pdf  file3.pdf  file5.pdf

   [[email protected] ~]# zip mydata.zip -r mydata/ -x *.pdf   # Compress all Files Excluding PDF Files 
     adding: mydata/ (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/doc1.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/doc3.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/doc5.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/doc4.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/doc2.txt (stored 0%)
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  install.log  install.log.syslog  mydata  mydata.zip # As we can see below on the output all files are Compress Excluding PDF files.

   [[email protected] ~]# unzip -l mydata.zip  # List the Content of zip Archive
   Archive:  mydata.zip
     Length     Date   Time    Name
    --------    ----   ----    ----
           0  12-14-16 06:59   mydata/
           0  12-14-16 06:59   mydata/doc1.txt
           0  12-14-16 06:59   mydata/doc3.txt
           0  12-14-16 06:59   mydata/doc5.txt
           0  12-14-16 06:59   mydata/doc4.txt
           0  12-14-16 06:59   mydata/doc2.txt
    --------                   -------
           0                   6 files
   [[email protected] ~]# 

4. Compress a Directory using the zip command

Here we have a Directory named mydata with some files, Let’s Compress the directory using the below command.

Example :

   
   [[email protected] ~]# ls mydata/
   test1.txt  test2.txt  test3.txt  test4.txt
   
   [[email protected] ~]# zip mydata.zip -r mydata/  # Compress a Directory using zip
     adding: mydata/ (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/test2.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/test1.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/test4.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/test3.txt (stored 0%)
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  file         install.log.syslog  mydata.zip
   Desktop          install.log  mydata
   [[email protected] ~]#

Also Read – Compress Files Using Bz2 (Bzip2 Linux Command) And Unzip Bz2 File In Linux

5. List Files & Directories in zip Archive

To List Files and Directories which is Compressed in a zip archive use the below command.

Method: 1

We can do this using the zip command with Option l

   
   [[email protected] ~]# unzip -l documents.zip  # List the Content of the zip Archive
   Archive:  documents.zip
     Length     Date   Time    Name
    --------    ----   ----    ----
           0  12-14-16 06:29   doc1.txt
           0  12-14-16 06:29   doc2.txt
           0  12-14-16 06:29   doc3.txt
           0  12-14-16 06:29   doc4.txt
           0  12-14-16 06:29   doc5.txt
    --------                   -------
           0                   5 files

Method: 2

OR We can use less command to list the content of the zip archive as shown below.

   
   [[email protected] ~]# less documents.zip   # List the Content of the zip Archive
   
   # The Output Would Look like as shown below :
   
   Archive:  documents.zip   526 bytes   4 files
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:40 doc1.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:40 doc2.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:40 doc3.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:40 doc4.txt
   4 files, 0 bytes uncompressed, 0 bytes compressed:  0.0%
   documents.zip (END) 

6. Compress a Directory with all its Files and Sub-Directories

Suppose we have a Directory with Sub-Directories and Files, We can compress it Recursively using zip command with option r.

Example :

Here we have one Directory named mydata with files doc1.txt, doc2.txt….doc5.txt and a Sub-Directory named database with some files file1.txt, file2.txt….file5.txt, So let’s Perform it using the below command.

   
   [[email protected] ~]# ls mydata/
   database  doc1.txt  doc2.txt  doc3.txt  doc4.txt  doc5.txt
   [[email protected] ~]# ls mydata/database/
   file1.txt  file2.txt  file3.txt  file4.txt  file5.txt
   
   [[email protected] ~]# zip -r mydata.zip mydata/  # Compress Directory with Sub-Directories with all its file Recursively
     adding: mydata/ (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/doc1.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/doc3.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/database/ (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/database/file5.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/database/file3.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/database/file2.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/database/file4.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/database/file1.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/doc5.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/doc4.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/doc2.txt (stored 0%)
   [[email protected] ~]# 

7. Check Valid Zip Archive File

To check if the created zip file is valid or not by using the zip command with option T

   
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  data.zip  Desktop  install.log  install.log.syslog
   [[email protected] ~]# zip -T data.zip 
   test of data.zip OK     # This is a valid zip File

# For Example let's create a text file and change it's extension to .zip by renaming it.

   [[email protected] ~]# touch test.txt
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  data.zip  Desktop  install.log  install.log.syslog  test.txt
   [[email protected] ~]# mv test.txt test.zip
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  data.zip  Desktop  install.log  install.log.syslog  test.zip 

# Now Let's check if Renamed zip file is valid or not.

   [[email protected] ~]# zip -T test.zip 
           zip warning: missing end signature--probably not a zip file (did you
           zip warning: remember to use binary mode when you transferred it?)

   zip error: Zip file structure invalid (test.zip)
   [[email protected] ~]# 

As we can see above it’s not a valid zip file as we didn’t create it by using the zip command.

8. Unzip a Particular File from zip Archive

I have one zip archive file and I want to Unzip/Extract a Particular file from that, We can do that using the below command.

Example :

Here I have a zip Archive named mydata.zip with some files as shown below and I am going to extract the file doc1.txt from that.

   
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  install.log  install.log.syslog  mydata.zip
   [[email protected] ~]# less mydata.zip
   
   Archive:  mydata.zip   1788 bytes   12 files
   drwxr-xr-x  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:37 mydata/doc1.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:37 mydata/doc3.txt
   drwxr-xr-x  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/database/
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/database/file5.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/database/file3.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/database/file2.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/database/file4.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/database/file1.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:37 mydata/doc5.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:37 mydata/doc4.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:37 mydata/doc2.txt
   12 files, 0 bytes uncompressed, 0 bytes compressed:  0.0%
   mydata.zip (END) 

   [[email protected] ~]# unzip mydata.zip mydata/doc1.txt  # To Unzip Particular File
   Archive:  mydata.zip
    extracting: mydata/doc1.txt         
   
   # As we can see below we unzip a file doc1.txt.

   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  install.log  install.log.syslog  mydata  mydata.zip
   [[email protected] ~]# ls mydata 
   doc1.txt
   [[email protected] ~]# 

Note: You have to mention the complete Path to Extract a File or a Directory as it was Zipped As I mentioned here mydata/doc1.txt.

9. Unzip Multiple File from zip Archive

We also can extract Multiple files from zip Archive using the below command, Here I am extracting two files file5.txt and file4.txt.

Example :

   
   [[email protected] ~]# unzip mydata.zip mydata/database/file4.txt mydata/database/file5.txt
    Archive:  mydata.zip
    extracting: mydata/database/file5.txt  
    extracting: mydata/database/file4.txt  
   [[email protected] ~]# ls mydata/database/
   file4.txt  file5.txt
   [[email protected] ~]# 

Also Read – Best Linux Gzip Command (Gzip Compression) With Examples

10. Unzip Multiple Files using a WildCard

Suppose you want to extract so many files of the same type, for example, you want to extract some file with extension .txt, We can do that using Wildcard as shown in the below.
Example :

   
   [[email protected] ~]# unzip mydata.zip mydata/*.txt  # Extract using WildCard
   Archive:  mydata.zip
    extracting: mydata/doc1.txt         
    extracting: mydata/doc3.txt         
    extracting: mydata/database/file5.txt  
    extracting: mydata/database/file3.txt  
    extracting: mydata/database/file2.txt  
    extracting: mydata/database/file4.txt  
    extracting: mydata/database/file1.txt  
    extracting: mydata/doc5.txt         
    extracting: mydata/doc4.txt         
    extracting: mydata/doc2.txt         
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  install.log  install.log.syslog  mydata  mydata.zip
   [[email protected] ~]# ls mydata
   database  doc1.txt  doc2.txt  doc3.txt  doc4.txt  doc5.txt
   [[email protected] ~]# ls mydata/database/
   file1.txt  file2.txt  file3.txt  file4.txt  file5.txt
   [[email protected] ~]# 

11. Unzip to a Different Directory

To Extract a zip archive to a different directory we can use the unzip command with option d, Here I am extracting a zip archive named mydata.zip to Directory named /testing.

Example :

   [[email protected] ~]# mkdir /testing
   [[email protected] ~]# unzip mydata.zip -d /testing/  # Unzip to a Different Directory
   Archive:  mydata.zip
      creating: /testing/mydata/
    extracting: /testing/mydata/doc1.txt  
    extracting: /testing/mydata/doc3.txt  
      creating: /testing/mydata/database/
    extracting: /testing/mydata/database/file5.txt  
    extracting: /testing/mydata/database/file3.txt  
    extracting: /testing/mydata/database/file2.txt  
    extracting: /testing/mydata/database/file4.txt  
    extracting: /testing/mydata/database/file1.txt  
    extracting: /testing/mydata/doc5.txt  
    extracting: /testing/mydata/doc4.txt  
    extracting: /testing/mydata/doc2.txt  
   [[email protected] ~]# ls /testing/
   mydata
   [[email protected] ~]# ls /testing/mydata/
   database  doc1.txt  doc2.txt  doc3.txt  doc4.txt  doc5.txt
   [[email protected] ~]# ls /testing/mydata/database/
   file1.txt  file2.txt  file3.txt  file4.txt  file5.txt
   [[email protected] ~]# 

12. Delete a File from zip Archive

We can delete a Particular file from the zip archive using the zip command with option d, Here I am deleting a file named doc1.txt from zip archive mydata.zip.

Example :

    
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  install.log  install.log.syslog  mydata.zip
   [[email protected] ~]# less mydata.zip  # To List Content of the zip Archive
   
   Archive:  mydata.zip   1788 bytes   12 files
   drwxr-xr-x  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:37 mydata/doc1.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:37 mydata/doc3.txt
   drwxr-xr-x  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/database/
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/database/file5.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/database/file3.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/database/file2.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/database/file4.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/database/file1.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:37 mydata/doc5.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:37 mydata/doc4.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:37 mydata/doc2.txt
   12 files, 0 bytes uncompressed, 0 bytes compressed:  0.0%
   mydata.zip (END) 
   
   [[email protected] ~]# zip -d mydata.zip "mydata/doc1.txt"   # Delete a File from zip Archive
   deleting: mydata/doc1.txt

   Archive:  mydata.zip   1648 bytes   11 files
   drwxr-xr-x  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:37 mydata/doc3.txt
   drwxr-xr-x  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/database/
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/database/file5.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/database/file3.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/database/file2.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/database/file4.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:49 mydata/database/file1.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:37 mydata/doc5.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:37 mydata/doc4.txt
   -rw-r--r--  2.3 unx        0 bx stor 13-Dec-16 06:37 mydata/doc2.txt
   11 files, 0 bytes uncompressed, 0 bytes compressed:  0.0%
   mydata.zip (END) 

13. Create a zip file with Password Protected

To create a zip archive with Password Protected we can use the zip command with options P as shown in the command below.

Example :

   
   [[email protected]host ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  doc.txt  install.log  install.log.syslog
   [[email protected] ~]# zip -P pass123 doc.zip doc.txt  # Create a zip file with Password Protected
     adding: doc.txt (stored 0%)
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  doc.txt  doc.zip  install.log  install.log.syslog
   [[email protected] ~]# rm doc.txt 
   rm: remove regular empty file `doc.txt'? y
   [[email protected] ~]# unzip doc.zip   # Unzip the file
   Archive:  doc.zip
   [doc.zip] doc.txt password:         # Enter the Password to Unzip the File as its Password Protected
    extracting: doc.txt                 
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  doc.txt  doc.zip  install.log  install.log.syslog
   [[email protected] ~]# 

14. Encrypt the zip Archive with Its Content

To encrypt a zip file with all its content we can compress the file using the zip command with option e, As shown below. During Encryption of the zip archive it will ask for a password, So enter it Twice as shown below.

Example :

   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  doc.txt  install.log  install.log.syslog
   [[email protected] ~]# zip -e doc.zip doc.txt  # Encrypt a zip file
   Enter password: 
   Verify password: 
     adding: doc.txt (stored 0%)
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  doc.txt  doc.zip  install.log  install.log.syslog
   [[email protected] ~]# 

15. Add a File to Existing zip Archive

Suppose we have a zip archive and want to add a file to the existing zip file.

Example :

Here in this example I have a zip file named mydata.zip and I am going to add a file named test.txt to my existing zip archive, So Follow the steps.

   
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  install.log  install.log.syslog  mydata.zip
   [[email protected] ~]# unzip -l mydata.zip  # List the files
   Archive:  mydata.zip
     Length     Date   Time    Name
    --------    ----   ----    ----
           0  12-14-16 07:48   doc1.txt
           0  12-14-16 07:48   doc2.txt
           0  12-14-16 07:48   doc3.txt
    --------                   -------
           0                   3 files
   [[email protected] ~]# touch test.txt
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  install.log  install.log.syslog  mydata.zip  test.txt
   [[email protected] ~]# zip mydata.zip test.txt  # Add file to Existing zip Archive
     adding: test.txt (stored 0%)
   [[email protected] ~]# unzip -l mydata.zip 
   Archive:  mydata.zip
     Length     Date   Time    Name
    --------    ----   ----    ----
           0  12-14-16 07:48   doc1.txt
           0  12-14-16 07:48   doc2.txt
           0  12-14-16 07:48   doc3.txt
           0  12-14-16 07:50   test.txt
    --------                   -------
           0                   4 files

Also Read – How To Install 7Zip (7z) Archive Tool In Ubuntu

16. Different Compression Level

There is a Different compression level available for zipping like 0, 1, 2. up to 10, Here we have taken two examples i.e. “0” and “9“.

Level – 0 – For Fast Compression.

Level – 9 – For Best Compression.

Example :

   
   [[email protected] ~]# zip -0 data.zip file*   # For Fast Compression
   adding: file1.txt (stored 0%)
   adding: file2.txt (stored 0%)
   adding: file3.txt (stored 0%)
   adding: file4.txt (stored 0%)
   adding: file5.txt (stored 0%)
   
   [[email protected] ~]# zip -9 data.zip file*   # For Best Compression
   adding: file1.txt (stored 0%)
   adding: file2.txt (stored 0%)
   adding: file3.txt (stored 0%)
   adding: file4.txt (stored 0%)
   adding: file5.txt (stored 0%)

17. Check the Content of the file in a zip archive

Here I archived a text file using zip which contains some text, we can see that without extracting the file using zcat command as shown below.

Example :

   
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  doc.zip  install.log  install.log.syslog
   [[email protected] ~]# zcat doc.zip    # To Check the content of the file
   Welcome to itsmarttricks.com

   Subscribe us for Updated Linux Tutorials, Guides, Tips and Tricks...
   [[email protected] ~]# 
 
# If the file is too long we can use zless command which have the feature to scroll the file by using UP & DOWN arrow to check the file.

   [[email protected] ~]# zip apache.zip /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf 
     adding: etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf (deflated 65%)
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  apache.zip  Desktop  install.log  install.log.syslog
   [[email protected] ~]# zless apache.zip 
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Zip log file

Also, we can use zmore command to check the log file which is the same as zless but here we can’t use the UP & DOWN arrow to scroll the file, here we have to Press Space Bar to Scroll the file to DOWN and we can’t go UP once scroll the file to DOWN. zmore command shows one page at a time.

   
   [[email protected] ~]# zmore apache.zip 
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Zip log file

18. Update existing files in a zip archive

Suppose We have a Directory named mydata which contains some files like doc1.txt, doc2.txt, doc3.txt and we are taking daily backup of it. Out of three files, doc1.txt contains some text in it as shown below.

Example :

# As shown below doc1.txt contains some text in it.

   [[email protected] ~]# ls mydata/
   doc1.txt  doc2.txt  doc3.txt
   [[email protected] ~]# cat mydata/doc1.txt 
   Welcome to itsmarttricks.com

# Now Create a Zip File of Directory mydata using below command

   [[email protected] ~]# zip mydata.zip -r mydata/
     adding: mydata/ (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/doc1.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/doc3.txt (stored 0%)
     adding: mydata/doc2.txt (stored 0%)
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  file  install.log  install.log.syslog  mydata  mydata.zip # After creating a zip file let's update the file doc1.txt and add some more text in it as shown below.

   [[email protected] ~]# cat mydata/doc1.txt 
   Welcome to itsmarttricks.com Get All The Latest Updates Delivered Straight Into Your Inbox For Free!# Now let's Update the file doc1.txt in zip archive without Extracting it using command zip with Optionf 

   [[email protected] ~]# zip mydata.zip -rf mydata/ # Update the File in Existing zip Archive
   freshening: mydata/doc1.txt (deflated 7%)
   [[email protected] ~]# 

   # Now Let's delete our Source Directory "mydata" and extract the zip file to check the file doc1.txt is Updated on not.

   [[email protected] ~]# rm -rf mydata   # Delete the Source Directory
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  file  install.log  install.log.syslog  mydata.zip
   [[email protected] ~]# unzip mydata.zip # Unzip the mydata.zip Archive
   Archive:  mydata.zip
      creating: mydata/
     inflating: mydata/doc1.txt         
    extracting: mydata/doc3.txt         
    extracting: mydata/doc2.txt         
   [[email protected] ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  file  install.log  install.log.syslog  mydata  mydata.zip
   [[email protected] ~]# cat mydata/doc1.txt 
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Some Useful zip Command Options :

  • x – To Exclude Some files to being Compressed
  • r – To Compress Files and Directories Recursively
  • d – Extract the zip file in Different Directory
  • d – To Delete a file from Existing zip File

Note: The argument “d” we have used on a different place to work differently, We have Included Both Examples Above.

  • T – To Validate zip File
  • l – To List the Content of the zip file
  • P – To create a zip file with Password Protected
  • e – To Encrypt a zip file
  • 0 – Compression Level for Fast Compression
  • 9 – Compression Level for Best Compression
  • f – To Update/Freshening a File in Existing zip File

That’s all, In this article, we have explained the Best Zip Command With Examples In Linux. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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