Questions about manipulating .zip files or zip archiving utilities.

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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?
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How do I create an encrypted archive containing specific files?

How do I create a password protected archive containing all the files with the extension conf from /etc?
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How to compare zip files' contents?

Is there any tool to compare zips by content? maybe some krusader addon or command-line magic?
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How can I create a zip archive of a whole directory via terminal without hidden files?

I have a project with lots of hidden folders / files in it. I want to create a zip-archive of it, but in the archive shouldn't be any hidden folders / files. If files in a hidden folder are not ...
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Is there a way “extract and delete zip file” in a single command?

Is there a way (preferrable via GUI, but may be via command line) to extract a zip file and delete the zip after extracted, all in a single command? (I remember I saw someone doing something like ...
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How do I partially suppress the command-line output of zip?

The Background: I have a python script that generates a bunch of images (png format, minimum of several hundred), runs ffmpeg to turn them into a short video, and then puts all of the images into a ...
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Ubuntu One can't sync a 481mb zip file [closed]

Been trying for days to sync a 481mb zip file. Wont sync, get the arrows and exclamation point emblem. Smaller zip files sync FINE, easily. Large files have synced for me in the past. WTF is going ...
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Is it possible to copy a file into a zip archive?

I want to copy a file into a ZIP or JAR archive. Is that possible? If so how?
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How do I zip up a folder but exclude the .git subfolder

I'm trying to create a zip file from a folder and I'd like to exclude the .git sub-folder from the resulting zip file. I have gone to the parent folder of the one I want to zip (called bitvolution) ...
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How do I compress a directory?

I'm trying to compress a directory and ftp it to a windows ftp. I have tried every tar command I can find to compress a directory. It appears to be ok. Then I transfer it and view it's contents ...
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Problem with installing programs

I am unable to install programs for the Ubuntu 10.10 system. The download is ok, but when attempting to install them, the following message is displayed, AN ERROR OCCURRED WHILE OPENING THE ARCHIVE ...
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Create encrypted (password protected) zip file

How do I create an encrypted (password protected) zip file?