Zip Command Examples in Unix / Linux Tutorials

Zip Command Examples in Unix / Linux Tutorials

Zip Command Examples in Unix / Linux Tutorials : 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 zip like compress so many files in to a 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 a 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 it’s size.

So In this Article we are going to discuss briefly on zip Command.

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 below command.

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

2. Compress Multipe 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.

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

   [root@localhost ~]# 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%)
   [root@localhost ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  doc1.txt  doc3.txt  doc5.txt  install.log
   Desktop          doc2.txt  doc4.txt  doc.zip   install.log.syslog
   [root@localhost ~]# 

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 zip command with Option x

Example :

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

   [root@localhost ~]# 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%)
   [root@localhost ~]# 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.

   [root@localhost ~]# 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
   [root@localhost ~]# 

4. Compress a Directory using zip command

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

Example :

   
   [root@localhost ~]# ls mydata/
   test1.txt  test2.txt  test3.txt  test4.txt
   
   [root@localhost ~]# 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%)
   [root@localhost ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  file         install.log.syslog  mydata.zip
   Desktop          install.log  mydata
   [root@localhost ~]#

5. List Files & Directories in zip Archive

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

Method : 1

We can do this using zip command with Option l

   
   [root@localhost ~]# 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 zip archive as shown below.

   
   [root@localhost ~]# 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 below command.

   
   [root@localhost ~]# ls mydata/
   database  doc1.txt  doc2.txt  doc3.txt  doc4.txt  doc5.txt
   [root@localhost ~]# ls mydata/database/
   file1.txt  file2.txt  file3.txt  file4.txt  file5.txt
   
   [root@localhost ~]# 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%)
   [root@localhost ~]# 

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

   
   [root@localhost ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  data.zip  Desktop  install.log  install.log.syslog
   [root@localhost ~]# 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.

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

   [root@localhost ~]# 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)
   [root@localhost ~]# 

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

   
   [root@localhost ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  install.log  install.log.syslog  mydata.zip
   [root@localhost ~]# 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) 

   [root@localhost ~]# 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.

   [root@localhost ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  install.log  install.log.syslog  mydata  mydata.zip
   [root@localhost ~]# ls mydata 
   doc1.txt
   [root@localhost ~]# 

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

9. Unzip Multiple File from zip Archive

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

Example :

   
   [root@localhost ~]# unzip mydata.zip mydata/database/file4.txt mydata/database/file5.txt
    Archive:  mydata.zip
    extracting: mydata/database/file5.txt  
    extracting: mydata/database/file4.txt  
   [root@localhost ~]# ls mydata/database/
   file4.txt  file5.txt
   [root@localhost ~]# 

10. Unzip Multiple Files using a WildCard

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

   
   [root@localhost ~]# 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         
   [root@localhost ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  install.log  install.log.syslog  mydata  mydata.zip
   [root@localhost ~]# ls mydata
   database  doc1.txt  doc2.txt  doc3.txt  doc4.txt  doc5.txt
   [root@localhost ~]# ls mydata/database/
   file1.txt  file2.txt  file3.txt  file4.txt  file5.txt
   [root@localhost ~]# 

11. Unzip to a Different Directory

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

Example :

   
   [root@localhost ~]# mkdir /testing
   [root@localhost ~]# 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  
   [root@localhost ~]# ls /testing/
   mydata
   [root@localhost ~]# ls /testing/mydata/
   database  doc1.txt  doc2.txt  doc3.txt  doc4.txt  doc5.txt
   [root@localhost ~]# ls /testing/mydata/database/
   file1.txt  file2.txt  file3.txt  file4.txt  file5.txt
   [root@localhost ~]# 

12. Delete a File from zip Archive

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

Example :

    
   [root@localhost ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  install.log  install.log.syslog  mydata.zip
   [root@localhost ~]# 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) 
   
   [root@localhost ~]# 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 zip command with option P as shown on the command below.

Example :

   
   [root@localhost ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  doc.txt  install.log  install.log.syslog
   [root@localhost ~]# zip -P pass123 doc.zip doc.txt  # Create a zip file with Password Protected
     adding: doc.txt (stored 0%)
   [root@localhost ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  doc.txt  doc.zip  install.log  install.log.syslog
   [root@localhost ~]# rm doc.txt 
   rm: remove regular empty file `doc.txt'? y
   [root@localhost ~]# 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                 
   [root@localhost ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  doc.txt  doc.zip  install.log  install.log.syslog
   [root@localhost ~]# 

14. Encrypt the zip Archive with It’s Content

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

Example :

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

15. Add a File to Existing zip Archive

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

Example :

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

   
   [root@localhost ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  install.log  install.log.syslog  mydata.zip
   [root@localhost ~]# 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
   [root@localhost ~]# touch test.txt
   [root@localhost ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  install.log  install.log.syslog  mydata.zip  test.txt
   [root@localhost ~]# zip mydata.zip test.txt  # Add file to Existing zip Archive
     adding: test.txt (stored 0%)
   [root@localhost ~]# 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

16. Different Compression Level

There is Different compression level available for zip 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 :

   
   [root@localhost ~]# 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%)
   
   [root@localhost ~]# 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 zip Archive

Here I archived a text file using zip which contains some text, we can see that with out extracting the file using zcat command as shown below.

Example :

   
   [root@localhost ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  doc.zip  install.log  install.log.syslog
   [root@localhost ~]# zcat doc.zip    # To Check the content of the file
   Welcome to linuxmasterswiki.com

   Subscribe us for Updated Linux Tutorials, Guides, Tips and Tricks...
   [root@localhost ~]# 
 
# 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.

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

Also we can use zmore command to check the long file which is same as zless but here we can’t use 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.

   
   [root@localhost ~]# zmore apache.zip 

18. Update existing files in 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.

   [root@localhost ~]# ls mydata/
   doc1.txt  doc2.txt  doc3.txt
   [root@localhost ~]# cat mydata/doc1.txt 
   Welcome to linuxmasterswiki.com

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

   [root@localhost ~]# 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%)
   [root@localhost ~]# 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.

   [root@localhost ~]# cat mydata/doc1.txt 
   Welcome to linuxmasterswiki.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 

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

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

   [root@localhost ~]# rm -rf mydata   # Delete the Source Directory
   [root@localhost ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  file  install.log  install.log.syslog  mydata.zip
   [root@localhost ~]# 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         
   [root@localhost ~]# ls
   anaconda-ks.cfg  Desktop  file  install.log  install.log.syslog  mydata  mydata.zip
   [root@localhost ~]# cat mydata/doc1.txt 
   Welcome to linuxmasterswiki.com Get All The Latest Updates Delivered Straight Into Your Inbox For Free!

   [root@localhost ~]#

   # As we can see above the file doc1.txt is updated Successfully

Some Useful zip Command Options :

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

Note : The argument “d” we have use on 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

We tried to include as many as zip command with examples we can, If any commands got missed the Please update us on Comment box below.

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