Questions about manipulating .zip files or zip archiving utilities.

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Does Ubuntu come with a zip file extracter?

I have not seen a zip extractor for Ubuntu on the version I installed. I like to root phones a lot of the time I have to zip and unzip files does Ubuntu come with a zip exacter for free?
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Open par2 file?

On Ubuntu 16.04 and a program I'm trying to install downloaded a bunch of 'par2' files. Archive manager doesn't seem to recognize them. What application should I use to open these?
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How do I zip up multiple files on command line?

Forgive this most basic question, but I couldn't find a direct answer or simple example on stack exchange. Let's say I have a folder of files that I would like to compress into one zip file that I ...
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Is there a graphical interface for archive compression in Ubuntu?

On Windows, I have used the program 7zip for nearly all of my compression tasks in the past. Now, after switching to Ubuntu, I also installed this program from the Software Center. After completion, I ...
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Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 7 (2012/Grouper) but USB/ADB/Fastboot is not working

I have an old grouper tablet that mostly gathers dust these days, i wanted to give Ubuntu Touch a whirl, but something is wrong with the USB port on my device, afaik it isn't physical damage, but only ...
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script to concatenate multiple text files found in zip archives nested in multiple folders

I have 30 gig of text files and html files from various sources laying in a nested folder hierarchy. All these folders are in my home directory in a folder named zipFiles. The hierarchy is 20 levels ...
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Gzip compressed each files with .gz Extension how to revert back

I am trying to do a zip project folder and by mistake used gzip -r /project1. gz /project1 and it has been zipped each files with.gz extension how I can revert it back. Please advise. /app# ls ...
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Unzip .zip on Ubuntu 15.10

I've updated to 15.10 from 15.04. My laptop has a pre-installed Ubuntu since I bought it. Every time I try to open a .zip file, this error message shows: Photo How can I fix this?
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Ludum Dare Game (.zip) — Can't Find A Way To Install It

I want to play the game "Let's Play Simulator 2016",but I can't seem to install or run the program. I made sure to download the Linux version and it came in a .zip file. I extracted it and saw that ...
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Cannot download zip files

I cannot download from this link https://services.gradle.org/distributions/gradle-2.4-all.zip in Firefox and Chrome in my Ubuntu 15.10. Actually, I faced this problem in Android Studio while opening a ...
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What is the crc32 polynomial?

What is the polynomial used for crc32? The ANSI X3.66 CRC-32 is 0x104C11DB7. The man page for crc32 does not indicate the polynomial it uses.
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`zip` works in shell but not in Python script

According to this post I'm calling the zip command using os.system() in Python. At the command line it works: zip -r /Backups/backups/20152011-120209{.zip,} When I call this from a Python script (...
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extracting zip files change them into HTML instead binary format

i have a problem with some stata.dta files that i can not open in Ubuntu 14.04. Files are in zipped folder and after extraction they get HTML format instead of binary. Why does this happen? How can i ...
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How to recursively zip subfolders?

Been banging my head against the wall few hours now.... trying to recursively zip subfolders, but only the files in them. I've been trying to modify this script: for i in */*/; do zip -j -r "${i%/}....
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unzipping files [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux. I found that to unzip tar files we use tar -zxvf filename or tar -zvf filename. can someone please give me some details... like any meaning behind each letter 'z','v','f'. how to ...
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batch rename zip files based on contained file names

I've got a directory with 15000 zip files. I'd like to rename all files which, when unzipped, contain a file of the form YYYYMMDD_IPC.csv where YYYYMMDD happens to be a date but for the purposes of ...
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Display all images using next arrow from a compressed file(zip or rar )

Is there a way to display an image from compressed file(zip or rar file) and then press next arrow to display the next image in that compressed file (zip or rar file). In both cases(where we have a ...
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what does the -@ mean when zipping a file in unix?

I found this command online, but not sure what the -@ means. find . -type f -mtime -29 -mtime +21 | zip -@ 061110_061201.zip
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zip multiple files with the same name but different extensions [closed]

I have a folder that contains files with the same file name but different extensions (.jpg and .eps). Each .eps has a matching .jpg with the same name and I want to zip them together in pairs. (The ...
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Trouble with zip support in custom Python build: zipimport.ZipImportError: can't decompress data; zlib not available

I looked here but I am not getting a lot out of the answer: A big reason for this is because I am a new Linux user and I haven't seen all the commands in action yet. I have the exact same problem as ...
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Bash - create zip by finding files

I want to create bash script that find *.mp4 and zip it. I use this: #!/bin/sh zip -r $(find . -name '*.mp4').zip $(find "/home/ehsan/Desktop" -name '*.pdf') but not work and get this error: zip ...
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Dropbox downloaded zip contains same foldernames twice

I'm not sure if this is a Ubuntu related question. The problem: when I download a folder from dropbox, the files are spread over folders with basically the same name except for the folder name ...
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Game came in a .zip file. How to install it?

I downloaded a game from http://floriandcp.itch.io/campfire and it came in a .zip file. I extracted the file but I can't find a way to install it. That is the game that I'm trying to install. Can ...
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Ideal way to take zip backup

I am trying to zip text, csv files from a folder on a weekly basis. Based on answer given to my earlier question, I got this code working. sudo find . -mtime +7 | sudo zip -m archive-$(date +%Y-W-%U)....
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Ubuntu low memory after playing videos from .zip file

I have a .zip file that is 4Gb of size and has videos, after trying to play some of them directly from the .zip file just by double clicking I noticed that I was running low on HD memory so I ...
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Preview of pictures in zip or rar file in Nautilus

Xubuntu is a very nice feature that is a preview (pictures) the zip file in your Thunar file browser. How to do this in Nautius / Ubuntu.
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Extracting a strange .zip

I just downloaded the Raspberry Pi (rate) image from the PirateBox webpage. I received a zip file containing only one file, called raw_arch_image (no extension). The zip itself is called ...
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Zip files into weekly archive with week number

I am trying to take a weekly archive of a folder to separate zip files. find . -name '*.txt' -ctime +7 -exec zip "archive-$("date+%Y-%U").zip" {} \; I am stuck on how to name the zip file. Any ...
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SVG in cbz (comic)

As an experiment, I create a CBZ (comic format) document that was composed of zipped SVG images rather the usual raster images Evince happily opened this - much to my delight because it is a very ...
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Use zip command to place in directory after zipping

I'm creating my backup script and have this: DATE=$(date +"%m-%d-%Y") zip -r backup.$DATE /home/folder/folder First creates the date variable for the name, and the /home/folder/folder, I guess, is ...
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Creating 2 zip parts starting from specific byte

I have a 7 GB directory on my server and I want to download it to my PC. I've archived it with this command: zip -9 -r sc.zip FOLDER/ I downloaded it to my PC . But ZIP file larger than 4 GB gives ...
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Error while installing Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 14.04

I've been trying to install MS Visual Studio Code after it was announced today, on my Ubuntu 14.04 computer. I've read the official docs and setup from Microsoft and I've read an answer to a question ...
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How to install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu?

I just downloaded VSCode-linux-x64 from the Microsoft website. It's a 62 MB zip file. How can I install it on my Ubuntu system?
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7zip destination folder -o

I have wondered a long time how to do this and read already many manuals but dont get this to work. I want to zip with 7zip a folder to specific destination. There is in manual a guide to use -o{...
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zipping certain files only

I have a folder cnt, where inside I have a/estimate.txt a/otherFolder/.... b/estimate.txt b/otherFolder/... ... z/estimate.txt z/otherFolder/.. I want to have a zip containing a/estimate.txt b/...
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Zip folder exclude some folders

I'm trying to backup my www-folder but hidden folders like .config inside www are added to the backup. I want to exclude the folder "backups" and all folders (and files) starting with a dot. Current ...
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Why all zip files should be marked as executable?

I can extract any .zip file by right clicking on it and choosing Extract here. I'm also able to open any .rar .tar.gz and etc files without extracting them (access its inside files by opening the .rar ...
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GZip of drive image created by using `dd` command

I created yesterday a drive image using GZip. I opened the 51.3 GiB file named ssd.img.gz to see one icon thats a package of 3.9 GiB, yes, thats THree point Nine Gigabytes in size and has the name of ...
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Why does the password for a zip-file not work?

I've tried to unpack a password-protected zip-file on Ubuntu 14.04. Although I am absolutely sure the password I use is correct the built-in unzip-function gives an "unknown error".
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Why I can't unpack a .zip folder on GUI?

I download a .zip folder/file and I have two installed unpacking programmes (Archiver for .zip files, 7zip). But when I click on the unpacking here options it says An error occurred while loading the ...
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Have `zip` utility only echo if a file was added or actually changed

I'm using zip to create an incremental archive. I would like it to only echo the file if there was a change between source and the archive, or if it's an added file. This would mean if I ran it ...
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How can I compress multiple pairs of files into separate archives by name?

I've got a couple dozen sets of Audacity project folders and .aup project files whose names are very close, i.e. 10-13-14-data and 10-13-14.aup. I'd like to compress all of these files automatically ...
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Extract tar.gz to STDOUT and zip STDOUT

I need to extract an tar.gz archive I downloaded with curl into STDOUT and use the STDOUT as STDIN for zipping the files again. curl -L someURL | tar xz --strip-components=1 -O| zip -r test.zip ...
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curl to tar to zip not working properly

I am wanting to download an tar.gz archive, extract it and compress it into a zip file in one command. Reason for this is to be independent from temporary files. The command I use: curl -L "someURL" ...
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How To Zip An Archive Without Including Parent Directory

Help Please I want to zip many folders and their directory tree is like so V- something.txt folder folder g.jpg h.jar Now Whenever i try to zip it it ends creating a zip archive with the v ...
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How to extract zip file to specific folder

I have a zip file that I need to extract into another folder. When I set up extraction to said folder it says "permission denied". I've read here how to log into a terminal as root and superuser but ...
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Extract several zip files, each in a new folder with the same name, via Ubuntu terminal

I have many zip files a.zip, b.zip, c.zip, ... and I want to extract each of them into new folders a, b, c, ... respectively, via ubuntu terminal. Actually, what I want is a solution that I can use ...
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Excludes specific files from all subdirectories when creating a zip file

I want to exclude all .zip files in all subdirectories of the parent folder I'm zipping but I doesn't work. I have check the man zip pages, this and this questions without success. I have tried: ...
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Trying to unzip a locked folder

I recently downloaded a .zip archive, and i want to unzip it, so that I can run the application inside, but when I try to, it asks for a password. I am the root on my laptop, so I put in my own ...
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Zip is corrupted, unpacks on Mac but not on Ubuntu

I have a zip file that is indeed corrupted. It contains one file that is fine, and a second that is 0bytes and corrupted. But when I unpack it on my Mac (double click in finder), it does unpack and I'...