When submitting an assignment or organizing and archiving files, the (zip) command can be used to compress multiple files into one, to minimize the size of a single file, or to recursively compress a directory. The zipped files are not merged with each other, and the smaller file size makes them easier to move between machines using email, flash drives, etc.
eos$ zip zipfile uncompressedfile
eos$ zip zipfile uncompressedfile1 uncompressedfile2 …
-r is required for zipping up directories
eos$ zip -r zipfile directory
You can decompress the file using the unzip command:
eos$ unzip zipfile
Without options, unzip decompresses the zip file and places the files into your current directory. You will have at least two files in your directory after unzipping – the uncompressed file and the .zip file.
eos$ unzip -d pathname zipfile
Using the -d option and a pathname will allow for the unzip command to unzip the files and place them into the specified path
Should I expect an output?
adding: file.txt (deflated %)