How do I create a zip file under UNIX operating system using a shell prompt?
UNIX operating system provides the following two commands:
- zip – Command to package and compress (archive) files.
- unzip – Command to list, test and extract compressed files in a ZIP archive.
Open a shell prompt and type the following commands.
Task: Create a Zip File
To create a zip file, enter:
zip filename.zip input1.txt input2.txt resume.doc pic1.jpg
To include the contents of a directory in a zip archive, enter:
zip -r backup.zip /data
Files created by zip can normally be decoded by programs such as WinZip and Zip7 under MS-Windows.
Task: Decompress a zip
To decompress a zip file in Unix, enter:
unzip filename unzip filename.zip