zip

Package and compress (archive) files into zip file.

  • Package and compress a directory and its contents, [r]ecursively:

zip -r {{compressed.zip}} {{/path/to/dir}}

  • E[x]clude unwanted files from being added to the compressed archive:

zip -r {{compressed.zip}} {{path/to/dir}} -x {{path/to/exclude}}

  • Archive a directory and its contents with the highest level [9] of compression:

zip -r -{{9}} {{compressed.zip}} {{/path/to/dir}}

  • Package and compress multiple directories and files:

zip -r {{compressed.zip}} {{/path/to/dir1 /path/to/dir2 /path/to/file}}

  • Create an encrypted archive (user will be prompted for a password):

zip -e -r {{compressed.zip}} {{path/to/dir}}

  • Add files to an existing zip file:

zip {{compressed.zip}} {{path/to/file}}

  • Delete files from an existing zip file:

zip -d {{compressed.zip}} "{{foo/*.tmp}}"

  • Archive a directory and its contents to a multi-part [s]plit zip file (e.g. 3GB parts):

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