Questions about manipulating .zip files or zip archiving utilities.

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need zip command that just zip files retain name [closed]

I need an command I just want it to zip whats in the folder and keep the folder name. This command does what I want but it zips the folder with the content: for f in *; do zip -9r "$f.zip" "$f"; done ...
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What is the difference between different “compression” systems?

I've always used TAR and ZIP for compression, but recently I have heard about the *.Z compression algorithm. This brought up a question for me: With all of these compression systems, which one is ...
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Zip file help Final Core

I downloaded a game called Final Core and it is a zip file that I don't know how to open. if anybody knows please help, Thanks
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Updating packages when network access to standard repositories is blocked [duplicate]

My college just blocked Ubuntu repositories. So is there any way to install texlive package from something like zip? I need to run this command, sudo apt-get install texlive texlive-pdf ...
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how do i open up a zipfile of a subtitle and embed it onto a video?

would someone please give me explicit step by step instructions how to install an external subtitle onto a foreign video that i will play on SMPlayer. i know how to download the zip file from google ...
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How to hide zip files in a jpg file in Ubuntu? [closed]

I need a way to hide zip files in a file . Example i have a 1.zip , 2.zip ,3.zip contain data I need to concatenates them in a new file called example.jpg. Is there a way ?
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Unzip all zip files in a target folder?

I have a curl cronjob which periodically downloads a bunch of zip files into a target folder. Like this: curl www.zipdownloadfile.com/file.zip > file.zip Now I need to have Ubuntu unzip all of ...
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the compressed (zipped) folder is invalid or corrupted

I am having a problem when trying to retrieve .zip files from my files section of ubunto one. Although i can download the file i get the following error when trying to open it: *the compressed ...
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how to exclude directories and file zipping a directory?

I, need to zip a directory excluding some subdirectory and file; I used this: zip -r zipfile.zip . -x ".*" -x "app/bower_components" -x "node_modules" -x "*.zip" -x "node_modules" without any ...
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unzip can't work well?

Things like this, my friend send me a package named qcon.zip with his Mac pc. I use ubuntu system,when I use the command to unzip the folder,I found something was wrong.I check the permission,and use ...
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Can't install new program from zip file

I'm new to ubuntu. When I install some new program from a zip file, I get this message and can't install it. Zipfile is disk 26970 of a multi-disk archive, and this is not the disk on which the ...
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Extracting a zip file in my machne givs me CRC error?

I have a large zip that contain hundreds of files. I've unzip'ed it in more than one machine and didn't have any problem before. However, for this particular machine (Ubuntu Server 12.04) I keep ...
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Compressing folders with password via command line

I would like to know whether it is possible to do the following via CLI. I have a Folder F which contains several sub folders and some files. I want to compress folder F into .zip file with the ...
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Can't unzip .zip files in Xubuntu 12.04 64-bit [duplicate]

I downloaded some .zip files and tried three different programs to open them and these are the results that I got: Squeeze: command exited with status 2304 Archive Manager: cannot open file as ...
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Xfce - GUI for File Compression?

If I remember correctly, using Nautilus in Gnome, I could simply right-click on a file & select "compress". Now I am using Thunar in Xfce & I can't find how to simply compress files... I ...
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Unpack a war file to a destination folder

I know how to simply unzip a zip file to destination folder, just type the following command line in terminal: unzip file.zip -d /folder/destination Obviously -d option points out the destination ...
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Best container/compressor for nesting

Is there a format, such as 7zip, zip, tar.gz etc that that 'glues' pre-compressed folders together quickly? At the moment, it appears that archiving pre-compressed files/folders has very little ...
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Dropbox Zip Always Corrupted Lubuntu 13.04

in dropbox always when i choose download folder as zip (from download button) and when the zip is downloaded, and when i open it, several files seems missing and when i extract the zip, the ...
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unzip shift-jis password

How to unpack passworded files with japanese filenames? I usually type unzip -O shift_jis filename.zip in console, but this time then i copy password into console it doesn't accept it. I ...
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Compressing big files into several files ubuntu

I am wondering if we on Ubuntu have an option to compress an directory of for instance 2GB size into several files that are restricted to the size of say 100 MB? I know on Microsoft Windows you can do ...
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Download ZIP file with curl command

How can I download ZIP file with curl command? I tried curl -sO, but error occurred. I want to download zip file from address: http://github.com/ziyaddin/xampp/archive/master.zip but can't. What must ...
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Problem With Zip File

I am having a problem, not only opening, but doing anything with a Zip file. I first encountered this problem when trying to download something(CKeditor). This is the error message that showed when I ...
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How to install a Virgo FTP on ubuntu 12.10 on Session fallback desktop

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 with session fallback desktop and really very much confused about how to install a software on Ubuntu. Please clarify few issue. I want to install virgoFTP . I download it from ...
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Create zip of folder with same name

I want to create zip of a folder from command-line. I can do something like zip -r folder.zip folder. I want to give the zipped folder same name as the original folder. I can simulate this by writing ...
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How can I create zip file with the date in its name?

In the command-line, how can I create a zip file from a directory, whose name would be the current date? I can use zip -r name dir, but how give it the date for a name?
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How to zip contents recursively under the directory foo/*.*?

zip -r /tmp/foo/bar.zip /tmp/foo/* > /dev/null 2>&1 and the achieve is in this structure /tmp /foo file1 file2 dir1/ file3 dir/2 ...
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RhythmBox only plays downloaded music when the Archive Manager is open

Ubuntu 12.04. I have downloaded some music (They're in a ZIP format, by the way), and they play fine, and the NotifyOSD comes up, as usual. But when I play the music, the Archive Manager HAS to stay ...
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How do I determine the uncompressed size of a zip file without decompressing it?

I have a large zip file and a limited amount of disk space. Can I determine how much space the expanded contents will take without decompressing the file?
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Using Terminal to open a file within a jar file?

How can I open and see within a file within a jar file from within Terminal? I can use less to print out all the files within the jar file, but how can I open these files?
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Cloning a repository?

I need to clone a repository. The command is: git clone https://github.com/androportal/linux-sunxi.git If I do it this way it takes a long time to install/download. Now I opened this link and I got ...
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Are there any good command line tools for compressing/decompressing snappy?

I have some snappy files that I'd like to be able to compress/decompress on the command line. I didn't see any obvious tools, is there's something standard that people use for snappy?
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split zip file and join them in windows

I searched before posting the question, but couldn't find anything related. All I need is some help in splitting a zip file in ubuntu as .z01, .z02 etc... so that I would join them in windows back. ...
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How do I make the directories in a zip file relative to the target directory instead of my working directory

I'm calling the zip command from a script where I cannot change directory. I need to make a zip file of the stuff in data/kit123/ from the directory which data resides in, but I want the contents of ...
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Windows vista shows ISO file as ZIP! [closed]

When I download the ISO file my system shows the file as a zip file and not an ISO. I have tried to burn the file as an image to a DVD but my laptop will not bootup from the CD. Settting in the BIOS ...
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Is it possible to zip changed files into a separate archive with only the changed files

If I zip a folder, make changes to the normal unzipped files and then zip that folder again, is it possible to have only those changed files in a new separate archive? So first zip command would be: ...
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How to list content of all .zip files in a folder and grep for a specific file?

I have 348 zip files and I want to find a file that is in one of the zip files, unzip -l doesn't work with wild cards? How can I list content of all .zip files and grep through the merged list of ...
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Script for Creating Multiple ZIP archives from Multiple Folders

I want to be able to right click multiple folders inside of a directory in nautilus, and be able to create separate zip archives from those folders in that same directory. If possible it would also be ...
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Bunch of zip binaries and a pckg_list

I got from one guy a directory with bunch of zip files (/binary/*), and a pckg_list file, with a structure like, for example, that: Package : TIZEN-IDE Version : 1.0.0 OS : windows Build-host-os : ...
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Differentiate between apk and jar files

Is there any way to tell these two files apart? They're both identified as zip files using the command file, so is there a way to tell them apart? (Disregarding extension of course). NOTE: Trying to ...
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Move all files in several folders

So I unzipped a file with 1000+ folders, is there a way to "flatten" these folders? As in, grab all the contents from every folder and dump them into another directory.
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How do I batch rename a specific file inside multiple zip archives via the command line?

I have about 200+ shareware files in zip format that each contain a file called "FILE_ID.DIZ". I need to know how to rename each instance to lowercase "file_id.diz" without doing it manually - I've ...
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What is a Linux equivalent to pkzip or winzip or the GUI version of 7zip?

GUI-based applications like PKZIP and winzip (and the GUI version of 7z/7zip) let us browse around our directories and create a compressed file that contains lots of different directories and files, ...
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Unable to create .zip files or modify .xpi with file roller in Oneiric

I'm trying to modify a Firefox plugin in .xpi format using file roller. When I try to resave the file after making modifications, I get an error: 7-Zip [64] 9.20 Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov ...
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7-zip error:Extracting META-INF/AIR/hash-Unsupported Method

i get this error when extracting an .air file of botanicula: this is the only error when extracting with 7-Zip on Xubuntu 11.04 7-Zip 9.04 beta Copyright (c) 1999-2009 Igor Pavlov 2009-05-30 p7zip ...
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How to transfer music from zip archive to Banshee

Whenever I open a 2gb zip file using Banshee, it plays fine until I close the archive, at which point it ceases to play. Why won't it play the songs when the archive is closed, just like it does for ...
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How to install Chromium .zip file?

I have the zip file but I don't know to install it from a .zip file. Here are the contents of the extracted chrome-linux.zip file:
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How to unzip files into the current directory?

I am trying to write a bash script that will automatically unzip mp3 downloads and move them into my ~/music folder. My problem is that when I use the unzip command, it creates it's own folder ...
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Add password to an existing zip file

is there a way to add a password to an existing .zip file in Ubuntu?
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How to mount a zip file as a file system?

Can I mount a zip (or other non-solid (so that accessing a file wouldn't decompress the whole archive) compressed archive format file) as a file system in Ubuntu?
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Extracting zip file fails giving error need PK compat. v5.1

I have a password protected zip file which was created in Windows. When I am trying to extract the same file under Ubuntu I get the error need PK compat. v5.1 (can do v4.6). Any idea how to proceed?