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 a script:

zip -r $1 $1  

And then doing ./script folder.

Is it possible to do this without writing any script?

2 Answers 2


This is how you do it straight with the shell:

zip -r folder{.zip,}

You can add a bash function that does this to your .bashrc file:

function fzip {
    zip -r $1 $1

Then in the shell you can do:

user@host:~$ fzip my_folder
# creates my_folder.zip
  • 1
    A bash function IS a script
    – phil294
    Dec 5, 2016 at 21:52

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