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How to Zip on Linux

This is fairly straight forward yet people find it somewhat confusing. Follow these easy steps below or if you need more help, use the Linux manpage.

How to Zip a file(s)

The Examples shows how to zip a single file and multiple files into a single .zip

zip photo.zip photo.jpg
zip photos.zip photo1.jpg photo2.jpg photo3.jpg

How to Zip an entire Directory

The Example shows how to zip a directory called photos into a zip file called photos.zip

zip -r photos.zip photos

How to Unzip a .Zip File

unzip photos.zip

How to list contents of a .Zip file without Unzipping

unzip -l photos.zip

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