Questions about manipulating .zip files or zip archiving utilities.

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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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Unzipping splitted zip archive

I've a zip file (7.9 GB) on my ubuntu server which created with this command : zip -9 -r sc.zip FOLDER/ And then split it to 2 parts split -b 4294966367 -d sc.zip sc-part Now I have sc-part00 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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fcrackzip giving me a corrupted file error every time

So I'm trying to use fcrackzip to crack a password protected textbook pdf in a zip file. This is the command I run: fcrackzip -b Technical.zip And this is the error I receive, no matter how many ...
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Problem to unzip a file [duplicate]

I am trying to unzip a file and the system is giving me the following answer: End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a ...
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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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Cannot unzip an archive

I've just recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop, but when I tried to unzip an archive downloaded from the internet, it failed. I tried 'dragging & dropping' it from the archive and the extract ...
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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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unzip multiple files

I don't think that I'm the only one with this problem, but unfortunately I wasn't able to find the proper answer between previously asked questions. It is a very common procedure on torrent sites ...
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alternative of dmg for ubuntu (to password protect folders)

I used dmg files on Mac osx to password protect files. I can create a password protected zip file. But decompression is very long for big files. On other hand dmg are so fast in mounting. So is ...
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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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not able to Extract file (jar/zip)

I got this message when extracted the file of jar End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the latter ...
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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 ...
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How to convert the iso file into rar or zip or tar?

Is there anyway to extract iso or convert that to zip or rar or tar file? actually I have a big iso file on my remote server so I just want a file from it not all of that, unfortunately I have not ...
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Unzip 5GB zip file [duplicate]

I have here 5GB zip file but I have no idea how to unzip that. I tried: 7z x file.zip Returns: Error: Can not open file as archive jar xvf file.zip Returns: jar: error opening file.zip for ...
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How to write shell script for creating zip ?

I need to write a shell script .sh file which is creating a zip file from /var/www as a sudo user. I have my Ubuntu server and my site hosted on it which means my source code is in /var/www ...
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Zip all files in a directory individually and password protect them.

I'm using an Ubuntu system to download suspicious/suspected malware files for analysis. I need to zip each file and password protect it to prevent accidentally infecting other systems when ...
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7z “ultra” settings for zip format

7z "ultra" settings for .7z format are: 7z a -t7z -m0=lzma -mx=9 -mfb=64 -md=32m -ms=on What are the "ultra" settings for .zip format (using 7z)?
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When I open zip files they turn into 7z and then won't open [closed]

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and when I try to open a .zip file with the default Archive Manager it turns into a .zip.7z and then it doesn't open.
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Why is this zip file unable to open?

I'm trying to unzip a zip file which contains a video... right away it says: 7-Zip [64] 9.20 Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov 2010-11-18 p7zip Version 9.20 ...
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OSx Terminal send zipped file to directory [closed]

I would like to zip the contents of a flash drive using this terminal command: zip -r archive_name.zip folder_to_compress The problem is, the flash drive is almost full, so I would like to make a ...
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how to extract multiple zipped and rar files recursively?

I have a folder ExampleFolder which contains many zipped folders. These zipped folders also contains multiple zipped folders. How to go through ExampleFolder and extract all of its zipped folders ...
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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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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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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 ...