Questions about manipulating .zip files or zip archiving utilities.

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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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What's the easiest way to unrar a file?

I just realized I can't unrar .rar files on my Ubuntu machine! :) What's the easiest way to accomplish this fundamental task? If possible I'd love something like 7Zip that I can just right Click, and ...
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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?