This article demonstrates how to create and use zip files in Linux®.
Make sure that you have the necessary software:
If you don´t have the zip library installed, you can search for it with the following command:
yum whatprovides zip
Install the zip library:
yum install -y zip
Zip files contain a collection of files in a compressed archive. Use zip files to keep a set of files
together, save space, or reduce transmission time.
You can create a zip file from one or more files by using the following syntax:
zip file_name.zip source_file [source_file2 ....]
Or you can create a zip file from a directory by using the following syntax:
zip file_name.zip source_directory
unzip command uncompress a zip file.
To unzip a zip file in the current directory, run the following command:
To uncompress a zip file to a new directory, run the following commands:
mkdir /path/to/new/extract_directory unzip file_name.zip -d /path/to/new/extract_directory
For more information, run the following commands to review the manual pages:
man zip man unzip
Updated 24 days ago